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High blood pressure ‘may increase women’s risk of miscarriage’

3rd April 2018

Women experiencing elevated blood pressure may be at a higher risk of miscarrying, according to new research.

Carried out by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development in the US, the study is the first to look at blood pressure levels prior to conception and reproductive outcomes in healthy women.

Analysing 1,228 women, the research indicated that every ten-point increase in diastolic blood pressure was associated with an 18 percent greater risk of pregnancy loss, while each ten-point rise in mean arterial pressure was linked to a 17 percent higher risk of miscarriage.

The findings were similar for preconception and early-pregnancy blood pressure, suggesting that lifestyle changes and heart health improvements could be important for reproductive health.

Dr Enrique Schisterman, senior author of the study, said: "Physicians treating women of reproductive age should pay attention to slightly elevated blood pressure because it may have other not-well-recognised effects, such as adverse pregnancy outcomes."

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