Tag Archive for high blood pressure

August 18, 2019 May 21, 2019

What is preeclampsia and how widespread is it?

By Dr. Amanda Henry, The George Institute Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-related condition characterised by high blood pressure and evidence of other effects on organs of the pregnant woman and her baby, such as protein in the urine, abnormal blood tests…

February 20, 2019

Antihypertensive drugs for high blood pressure in pregnancy

Ending Eclampsia, 2019  This brief describes the challenges to ensuring women have access to antihypertensive drugs to control their BP during pregnancy, challenges that include national task shifting policies, frequent stock outs, health worker trainings, and inadequate support for task shifting…

August 23, 2018

Blood Pressure Profile One Year After Severe Pre-eclampsia

American College of Cardiology, 2018 Two hundred women were included in this study. At one year postpartum, 41.5 percent of women had hypertension detected by ABPM (sustained hypertension 14.5 percent, masked hypertension 17.5 percent, white-coat hypertension 9.5 percent). Only 24 percent of…