Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 2018; 126(06): 362-366
DOI: 10.1055/s-0044-102008
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© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System in the Pathogenesis of Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension

Renata Świątkowska-Stodulska
1   Department of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, Medical University of Gdańsk
,
Piotr Kmieć
1   Department of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, Medical University of Gdańsk
,
Katarzyna Stefańska
2   Department of Obstetrics, Medical University of Gdańsk
,
Krzysztof Sworczak
1   Department of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, Medical University of Gdańsk
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Publication History

received 26 October 2017
revised 18 January 2018

accepted 30 January 2018

Publication Date:
20 March 2018 (online)

Summary

Hypertension occurs in 7–10% of pregnant women. Despite the continuous development of medicine, it is still an important risk factor for perinatal mortality of both mothers and fetuses. Pregnant women with hypertension are at greater risk of complications such as: placental abruption, cerebral and cardiac incidents, multiorgan failure, and disseminated intravascular coagulation. The aim of this review was to discuss multilevel disorders of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system in the etiopathogenesis of pregnancy-induced hypertension.