Chronic hypertension may increase risk of pregnancy complications

04/16/2014 |

An analysis of data from 55 studies involving more than 795,000 pregnant women showed those with chronic hypertension had a greater risk of suffering pregnancy complications such as preterm birth, preeclampsia and infant death compared with the general population of pregnant women. The findings, published in the journal BMJ, underscore the "need for heightened [prenatal] surveillance," among pregnant women with chronic high blood pressure, researchers said.

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