Oral beta-blockers for mild to moderate hypertension during pregnancy.

@article{Magee2000OralBF,
  title={Oral beta-blockers for mild to moderate hypertension during pregnancy.},
  author={Laura A Magee and Lelia Duley},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2000},
  volume={4},
  pages={
          CD002863
        }
}
BACKGROUND Hypertension is a common complication of pregnancy. Antihypertensive drugs are widely used in the belief these will improve outcome for both the woman (such as decreasing the risk of stroke or eclampsia) and her baby (such as decreasing the risk of preterm birth and its complications). Beta-blockers are a popular choice of antihypertensive agent during pregnancy; other choices include methyldopa and calcium channel blockers. OBJECTIVES The aim of this review is to assess whether… CONTINUE READING

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