I know that diagnostic criteria for preeclampsia is a blood pressure of 140/90 on two separate occasions plus proteinuria but my question is about the blood pressure...
Does blood pressure have to be 140/90 (both diastolic and systolic high) OR would high blood pressure count if diastolic OR (not and) systolic pressures are high? For example, I read this on another website:
a 140 mm Hg or higher systolic or 90 mm Hg or higher diastolic after 20 weeks of gestation in a woman with previously normal blood pressure. Systolic increased > 30 mm Hg or diastolic increased > 15 mm Hg in a patient with preexisting chronic hypertension.
Also, it states that the 30/15 increase is for chronic hypertensives...what is the protocol for those with naturally lower pressure readings?
THANKS in advance for clearing this up for me