How is elevated blood pressure (BP) managed in preeclampsia?

Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Author: Kee-Hak Lim, MD; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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Elevated BP may be controlled with nifedipine or labetalol postpartum. If a patient is discharged with BP medication, reassessment and a BP check should be performed, at the latest, 1 week after discharge. Unless a woman has undiagnosed chronic hypertension, in most cases of preeclampsia, the BP returns to baseline by 12 weeks postpartum.


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