Management of hypertension in pregnancy: a descriptive report of two clinic practices

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Abstract

Objective: To describe the current clinical practice in the treatment of hypertension in pregnancy. Methods: Retrospective chart review described hypertension treatment of pregnant women in two urban clinics in Minnesota USA, over 27 months. Data elements collected: blood pressure (BP) readings with gestational age, goal BP documented, and pharmacological treatments utilized. Results: Sixty patients had multiple elevated BP readings in prenatal care encounters. Of 60 included patients, 18 were treated with antihypertensives and 11 had documented BP goals. Documented goal BPs varied in numeric goal and some only listed systolic or diastolic goal. Conclusion: Inconsistencies exist in current treatment and documentation of hypertension in pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-47
Number of pages5
JournalHypertension in Pregnancy
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2020

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Keywords

  • Hypertension
  • antihypertensives
  • gestational hypertension
  • preeclampsia
  • pregnancy

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article

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