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Tight blood pressure control during pregnancy offers no clear benefits, study finds

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h549 (Published 02 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h549
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Tight control of hypertension during pregnancy has no significant effect on the rate of serious pregnancy complications when compared with less tight control, research published in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown.1

However, the international study found that tight control produced a moderate benefit for the mother, in that the rate of progression to severe hypertension was lower among this group. It also …

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