Does the medical management of hypertension in pregnancy improve maternal or neonatal outcomes?
Does the medical management of hypertension in pregnancy improve maternal or neonatal outcomes? Evidence-Based Answer: Antihypertensive drug treatment for mild to moderate hypertension in pregnancy will reduce the risk of progression to severe hypertension by half, but does not appear to affect development of preeclampsia or alter maternal or neonatal morbidity or mortality (SOR: B, systematic review, inconsistent RCT). Women with severe hypertension during pregnancy should be treated with antihypertensive drugs (SOR: C, consensus guideline).
Evidence Based Practice 18(4): 12-13