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Is High Blood Pressure Linked to Birth Defects?

Is High Blood Pressure Linked to Birth Defects?

Birth Defects more Common in Pregnant Women With High Blood Pressure High blood pressure during pregnancy is in the spotlight again due to a recently published report. The report which is published in the journal BMJ challenges previous research which has indicated that blood pressure medications known as ACE inhibitors increase the risk of an [...]

November 12, 2012 More
High Blood Pressure has Association with Birth Defects

High Blood Pressure has Association with Birth Defects

A recent finding has suggested that women who have high blood pressure and are in the first trimester of pregnancy do not increase the risk of having a baby with defects if they are taking standard blood pressure medication. The blood pressure medication is known as ACE, angiotensin converting enzyme, and is commonly used. Previous [...]

November 12, 2012 More