alexa Maternal outcomes of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana.
Cardiology

Cardiology

Journal of Hypertension: Open Access

Author(s): AduBonsaffoh K, Obed SA, Seffah JD

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Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine maternal outcomes of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra, Ghana. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted between January 1 and February 28, 2013. All women delivering at KBTH whose pregnancies were complicated by hypertensive disorders were identified. A structured questionnaire was administered, and the women were followed up on a daily basis until discharge from hospital. Medical records were also reviewed to identify any complications of hypertensive disorders. RESULTS: A total of 368 women were analyzed. Of 10 maternal deaths, 3 (30.0\%) were due to hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, and specifically pre-eclampsia. Overall, 168 (45.7\%) women with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy delivered by cesarean, 16 (4.3\%) had placental abruption, 11 (3.0\%) had pulmonary edema, 3 (0.8\%) had HELLP syndrome, 2 (0.5\%) had acute renal failure, 3 (0.8\%) had an intracerebral hemorrhage or cerebrovascular accident, 21 (5.7\%) were admitted to the intensive care unit, 7 (1.9\%) had disseminated intravascular coagulation, and 58 (15.8\%) had eclampsia. Cesarean delivery, admission to intensive care unit, and eclampsia were significantly more common in women with pre-eclampsia than in those with other hypertensive disorders. CONCLUSION: Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are associated with high incidences of adverse maternal outcomes in Ghana, with significantly increased frequencies in women with pre-eclampsia. Copyright © 2014 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. This article was published in Int J Gynaecol Obstet and referenced in Journal of Hypertension: Open Access

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