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Question: How is hypertension during pregnancy defined?

Answer:

In a pregnant woman, a systolic blood pressure above 140 mmHg or a diastolic blood pressure above 90 mmHg is considered hypertension.

Reference: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Diagnosis and Management of Preeclampsia and Eclampsia. ACOG Practice Bulletin No. 33. Obstet Gynecol 99:159-167, 2002

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