Out of Office Blood Pressure Measurement in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

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  • © 2018, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature. Purpose: Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are increasing in prevalence and associated with significant maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Recent Findings: Increased emphasis has been placed recently on the use of out-of-office (i.e., home and ambulatory) blood pressure (BP) monitoring to diagnose and manage hypertension in the general population. Current guidelines offer limited recommendations on the use of out-of-office BP monitoring during pregnancy and postpartum. Summary: This review will discuss the recent literature on BP measurement outside of the office and its use for screening, diagnosis, and treatment in pregnancy and postpartum, and will illuminate areas for future research.
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  • Bello NA; Miller E; Cleary K; Wapner R; Shimbo D; Tita AT
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  • 20
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  • 12