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The blood pressure course in primiparous pregnancy. A prospective study of 383 women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3625617     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Left lateral recumbent blood pressures were studied throughout pregnancy in all nulliparous women presenting for prenatal care at a single outpatient clinic. Six percent of these women developed preeclampsia. The incidence of preeclampsia was markedly higher among teens (13.6%). Diastolic blood pressure among normal women declined by less than 5 mm Hg from the first trimester to midgestation. During the third trimester the diastolic pressure returned to first-trimester levels. No significant difference was detected in the first- and early-second-trimester group mean blood pressure between normals and women later developing preeclampsia. However, by 25-28 weeks, before the onset of overt preeclampsia, blood pressures were significantly higher among preeclamptics.
R E Reiss; T P Tizzano; R W O'Shaughnessy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  1987 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-10-06     Completed Date:  1987-10-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  523-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure*
Pre-Eclampsia / physiopathology
Pregnancy / physiology*
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Prenatal Care
Prospective Studies

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