Help with how Hypertension effects Placenta Abruptio

  1. I don't seem to understand how hypertension is a risk factor for placenta abruption. Does the high blood pressure decreased the circulation to the placenta somehow? What is the in hypertension that makes it a risk factor for placenta abruption?
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  3. by   CarolinaBlue
    I think that hypertension would cause placental abruption because of the increased pressure on the vessel from the increased pumping caused by the hypertension. I'm not 100% sure though
  4. by   NicuGal
    Think about what the vessels are doing during hypertension.
  5. by   swansonplace
    Sorry still don't get it.
  6. by   NicuGal
    What does hypertension do to the vessels?
  7. by   Esme12
    Quote from swansonplace
    Sorry still don't get it.
    What is HTN? What does it do to the body? What damage does it do? How would this effect the delicate membranes of the placenta.

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