The medical history of 256 hypertensive and 263 normotensive pregnant women was analysed retrospectively. There was a negative correlation (P < 0.01) between the maximal pretreatment diastolic blood pressure and the birth weight of newborns in the hypertensive group. The prevalence of a hypertensive family history, pyelonephritis, proteinuria, delivery by Caesarean section, fetal asphyxia during delivery and death of the newborn during delivery was significantly higher in the hypertensive group than in the normotensive one. The gestational age at delivery was shorter and the birth weight of the newborn was lower in the hypertensive women than in the normotensive women.
|Journal||Journal of Hypertension, Supplement|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1989|
- Birth weight
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine