Pregnant women with hypertension can reduce risks with treatment, doctor says


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Pregnant women with hypertension must take medications regularly to reduce the risk of preeclampsia or premature birth, a doctor has said. The risk of preeclampsia or premature birth before week 35 of pregnancy can be lowered if women with chronic hypertension receive treatment and keep their blood pressure within a normal range, they said, citing a recent medical study. The research — which was led by the Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the US National Institutes of Health and published last month in the New England Journal of Medicine — studied 2,408 pregnant women who were diagnosed with chronic...