Directed antihypertensive therapy improves the growth restriction along with perinatal mortality in women with chronic hypertension

Directed antihypertensive therapy improves growth restriction and perinatal mortality in women with chronic hypertension.
American Journal of Obstetrics & Genecology; January 2020Volume 222, Issue 1, Supplement, Pages S516–S517


David Chaffin, Jesse Cottrell, Kelly Cummings, David Jude

A prospective longitudinal cohort study was conducted on 961 women referred to the Maternal Hypertension Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital between 2005 and 2014 for the indication of chronic hypertension.
Serial assessments of maternal hemodynamics were obtained using non-invasive impedance cardiography. Vasodilators were initiated for increased systemic vascular resistance; elevated cardiac output was treated with beta blockade.

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