Calcium levels in normal and hypertensive pregnant patients

Stephen R. Richards, D. Michael Nelson, Frederick P. Zuspan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

21 Scopus citations


Epidemiologic studies of hypertension in nonpregnant patients have suggested that abnormal calcium metabolism contributes to the genesis of hypertension. We have studied serum ionized calcium, total calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, total protein, and albumin in 16 normal pregnant women, 12 gravid patients with chronic hypertension, and 31 gravid patients with pregnancy-induced hypertension. In contradistinction to the reported difference in ionized calcium between nonpregnant normal and hypertensive patients, we have found no difference in serum ionized calcium between our groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-171
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 15 1984
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Calcium levels in normal and hypertensive pregnant patients'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this