Journal Club - Hypertension Control During Pregnancy Crucial, Validates a Large Trial
High blood pressure, is very common and it is even more common in pregnancy. high blood pressure happens in 1 in every 12 to 17 pregnancies among women ages 20 to 44. However, with good blood pressure control, you and your baby are more likely to stay healthy.
according to a large, open-label, randomized trial, pregnant women with even mild hypertension should receive blood pressure–lowering medications to reduce the likelihood of adverse outcomes for the mother and the child, Treating to the blood pressure goal in this study reduced the risk of adverse events associated with pregnancy but did not impair fetal growth, reported at the annual scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology.
Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)