Case 18

Rajkumar Rajendram, Javed Ehtisham and Colin Forfar

in Oxford Case Histories in Cardiology

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Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199556786
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753305 | DOI:

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Case 18

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A 32-year-old woman was found to have high BP (155/90 mmHg) at the first antenatal appointment with her GP when 12 weeks pregnant. Hypertension was confirmed over the next week by two further clinic measurements and ambulatory BP monitoring. She was asymptomatic. There was no previous medical history or relevant family history. She did not smoke and had stopped drinking alcohol whilst pregnant. She did not take any regular medications and denied illicit drug use.

Chapter.  2072 words. 

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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