Anti-hypertensive drugs in pregnancy and fetal growth: evidence for "pharmacological programming" in the first trimester?


OBJECTIVES To determine the timing and exact nature of the effect of the drug atenolol upon fetal growth. Also to discover if the reduction in fetal growth is due to superimposed pre-eclampsia or any other confounding variable. DESIGN A retrospective cohort study of prospectively collected data in a hypertensive pregnancy database. SETTING Two district… (More)


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