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Screening for hypertension in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1428647     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The literature dealing with screening for hypertension in pregnancy was reviewed. No level of blood pressure or any other factor provides a guarantee of no risk for the development of preeclampsia. However, higher blood pressure in early pregnancy and a failure to decrease blood pressure in mid-pregnancy are both associated with the development of preeclampsia. The development of proteinuria, rather than the level of blood pressure, is the best predictor of poor pregnancy outcome. Multiparas, especially those with severe chronic hypertension who develop preeclampsia, are at greatest risk of poor pregnancy outcome.
R L Goldenberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of technology assessment in health care     Volume:  8 Suppl 1     ISSN:  0266-4623     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Technol Assess Health Care     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-23     Completed Date:  1992-12-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508113     Medline TA:  Int J Technol Assess Health Care     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Alabama, Birmingham.
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MeSH Terms
Hypertension / prevention & control*
Mass Screening*
Pre-Eclampsia / prevention & control*
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / prevention & control
Prenatal Care*

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