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<i>Disorders associated with high blood pressure</i>

Michael de Swiet and Ian Leck

in Antenatal and Neonatal Screening

Second edition

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780192628268
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723605 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628268.003.0009
Disorders associated with high blood pressure

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This chapter discusses measurement of blood pressure as a means of screening for pregnancies that would have adverse outcomes and specifically considers pre-eclampsia. It is not possible to determine the efficacy of blood pressure screening and treatment in preventing all such outcomes, but there is evidence that perinatal mortality falls when women with raised blood pressure are given additional care (mainly an early elective delivery).

Keywords: hypertension; perinatal mortality; blood pressure; antenatal screening

Chapter.  11159 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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