Case Challenge: Woman Presents to Emergency Department With Headache and Hypertension

Lisa M. Hollier, MD, MPH; Carolyn K. Holland, MD, Med; Brittany R. Behm, MPH; Eliza C. Miller, MD, MS; Jenna M. B. White, MD; Christopher M. Zahn, MD; Nicole D. Ford, PhD, MPH; Deborah Burch, DNP, RN; Bethany Scalise, BSN; Amy St. Pierre, MBA


September 23, 2022

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Postpartum preeclampsia is the most common cause of new-onset hypertension after delivery. The obstetrics department should be consulted immediately for a patient presenting with signs and symptoms consistent with postpartum preeclampsia (ie, hypertension and headache with visual changes).