High blood pressure treatment in pregnancy is safe, prevents maternal heart risks
Treatment for high blood pressure during pregnancy appears safe for many women and may reduce maternal risk for severe hypertension without increasing fetal and neonatal risks, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement published in the Association's journal Hypertension.
A scientific statement is an expert analysis of current research and may inform future clinical practice guidelines. In this statement, "Hypertension in Pregnancy: Diagnosis, Blood Pressure Goals, and Pharmacotherapy," experts in obstetrics and gynecology, maternal-fetal medicine, cardiology, nephrology, hypertension and internal medicine reviewed and analyzed quality studies focusing on high blood pressure during pregnancy including gestational hypertension and preeclampsia/eclampsia.
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Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)