Nifedipine as a second line antihypertensive drug in pregnancy.

Abstract

Slow-release nifedipine has been used in the treatment of severe hypertension in 23 pregnant women. In 22 this was in combination with other drugs, in 18 including atenolol. Good control of blood pressure was achieved in 20 women. The perinatal mortality of the group was 130/1000, with a high caesarean section rate (71% of live-births), a high rate of… (More)

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