Antihypertensive drug therapy for mild to moderate hypertension during pregnancy (Review)

Posted at — Mario Hernández Cueto — junio 5th, 2013 — 13:15 under Revisiones

Antihypertensive drug therapy for mild to moderate hypertension during pregnancy (Review)

CochranePor: Abalos E, Duley L, Steyn DW y Henderson-Smart DJ. The Cochrane Collaboration. 2012, Issue 10. (Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD002252.).

Mild to moderate hypertension during pregnancy is common. Antihypertensive drugs are often used in the belief that lowering blood pressure will prevent progression to more severe disease, and thereby improve. To assess the effects of antihypertensive drug treatments for women with mild to moderate hypertension during pregnancy outcome. It remains unclear whether antihypertensive drug therapy for mild to moderate hypertension during pregnancy is worthwhile.
Whether the reduction in the risk of severe hypertension is considered sufficient to warrant treatment is a decision that should be made by women in consultation with their obstetrician. If an antihypertensive is used, there is insufficient evidence to conclude that one antihypertensive is better than another.The choice should therefore depend on the previous experience of the clinician and the woman’s preference. [Actualizado: 5 de junio 2013].

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