Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

Pre-Eclampsia

The Pre-Eclampsia Foundation – The Pre-Eclampsia Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing information, raising public awareness, funding research and supporting women and families touched by pre-eclampsia.

HELLP Syndrome

HELLP syndrome is a variant of Pre-Eclampsia. It was named by Louis Weinstein in 1982 after it’s characteristics:

Hemolysis- The breaking down of red blood cells

Elevated Liver Enzymes

Low Platelets

The Pre-Eclampsia Foundation has an excellent overview of HELLP which can be viewed here.