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Chronic hypertension: first-trimester blood pressure control and likelihood of severe hypertension, preeclampsia and small for gestational age.

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Summary of "Chronic hypertension: first-trimester blood pressure control and likelihood of severe hypertension, preeclampsia and small for gestational age."

There is extensive evidence that pre-pregnancy chronic hypertension is associated with high risk of development of severe hypertension and preeclampsia and birth of small for gestational age neonates. However, previous studies have not reported whether anti-hypertensive use, blood pressure control or normalization of blood pressure during early pregnancy influence the rates of these pregnancy complications.

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Name: American journal of obstetrics and gynecology
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