What is the role of cardiac testing in the evaluation of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy?

Updated: Jun 12, 2018
  • Author: Michael P Carson, MD; Chief Editor: Edward H Springel, MD, FACOG  more...
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Limited echocardiography may be performed to evaluate for LVH in chronic hypertension and to exclude cardiomyopathy or occult valvular disease in pregnant women with pulmonary edema.

Perform a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) to evaluate for LVH in women with chronic hypertension.


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