World first study aims to improve treatment for women and babies after pregnancy complicated by high blood pressure

World first study aims to improve treatment for women and babies after pregnancy complicated by high blood pressure
March 5, 2019 Claire Ritchie

“A new study launched last month at St George Hospital will trial the best follow up and lifestyle behaviour change strategies for women and their babies after experiencing a hypertensive disorder (high blood pressure) during pregnancy.

About one in 10 women in Australia have a hypertensive pregnancy, which equates to approximately 30,000 women affected annually.

Hypertensive disorders include preeclampsia, gestational hypertension or chronic hypertension.

The world-first study is aiming to recruit 500 women, and will be performed at five hospitals across Sydney including St George Hospital, the Royal Hospital for Women, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Liverpool Hospital and Campbelltown Hospital.”

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