Review: Drugs for mild-to-moderate hypertension in pregnancy reduce risk for severe hypertension but not preeclampsia: COMMENTARY

Magee, Laura A.
July 2007
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 147 Issue 1, p9
Academic Journal
The author reflects on a study, conducted by E. Abalos and colleagues, which focuses on the benefits and risks of antihypertensive (anti-HT) drugs in pregnant women with mild-to-moderate hypertension. She opines that the study provides no evidence that anti-HT agents are likely to decrease the incidence of preeclampsia. She notes that the trails should focus on the complications of preeclampsia, not on the diagnosis itself. She emphasizes the need for a definitive trail.


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