Friday, 6 April 2018

Slightly high blood pressure before pregnancy tied to miscarriage risk


Women with slightly elevated blood pressure before they get pregnant may have an increased risk of miscarriage even when they’re not diagnosed with hypertension, a U.S. study suggests.

Even when their blood pressure was in a healthy range before pregnancy, each 10 mmHg (millimeters of mercury) increase in systolic blood pressure - the "top" number - was associated with an 8% higher risk of miscarriage, the study found.

Each 10 mmHg increase in diastolic blood pressure - the "bottom" number - was associated with an 18% greater chance of miscarriage even when women didn’t have hypertension before conception.

Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/health/slightly-high-blood-pressure-before-pregnancy-tied-to-miscarriage-risk-10097492

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