Diagnosis, evaluation, and management of the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Pregnancy Hypertens. 2014 Apr;4(2):105-45. doi: 10.1016/j.preghy.2014.01.003. Epub 2014 Feb 25.


Objective: This guideline summarizes the quality of the evidence to date and provides a reasonable approach to the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP).

Evidence: The literature reviewed included the previous Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) HDP guidelines from 2008 and their reference lists, and an update from 2006. Medline, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Cochrane Central Registry of Controlled Trials (CCRCT) and Database of Abstracts and Reviews of Effects (DARE) were searched for literature published between January 2006 and March 2012. Articles were restricted to those published in French or English. Recommendations were evaluated using the criteria of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care and GRADE.

Keywords: Blood pressure; Hypertension; Long-term prognosis; Maternal outcome; Perinatal outcome; Preeclampsia; Pregnancy.

Publication types

  • Review