Eva Kolesárová, Jana Sirotiaková, Ivana Valočíková
Arterial hypertension in pregnancy still remains the main cause of maternal, fetal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. A clinical manifestation of hypertension in pregnancy includes several forms that vary from each other not only in etiology, but also in their management. Absolute values of blood pressure ≥ 140/90 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure ≥ 90 mmHg are used in diagnostics of hypertension in pregnancy without associated diseases. The most frequently used treatment is methyldopa; however, selective beta-blockers or calcium-antagonists are also indicated for this condition. This disease requires a multidisciplinary approach due to its severity. In the future, it is important to establish centers for the treatment of arterial hypertension in pregnancy and the detection of juvenile hypertension in girls, as well as education and pregnancy planning for young women with diabetes and arterial hypertension.