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Chronic hypertension in pregnancy increased 13-fold since 1970

Key clinical point: Chronic hypertension in pregnancy has increased over time, and increases with maternal age.

Major finding: The prevalence of chronic hypertension in pregnancy has increased 6% per year on average since 1970.

Study details: A population-based, cross-sectional analysis of data from more than 151 million pregnant women.

Disclosures: The researchers reported having no outside funding and no conflicts of interest.


Ananth CV et al. Hypertension. 2019 Sep 9. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.119.12968.