Published in Women's Health Weekly, April 6th, 1998
Fiona Broughton Pipken and her associates recently studied 212 nulliparous women to identify predictors of pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) and preeclampsia ("Predicting High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy: A Multivariate Approach," J Hypertens, 1998;16:221-229).
In this study, women with "white-coat" hypertension -- high blood pressure induced by being in a medical care setting -- were "twice as likely to develop pregnancy-induced hypertension and preeclampsia and...
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