Clinical Study: Chronic Hypertension and Pregnancy

Chronic hypertension and pregnancy

Mild chronic hypertension is not currently treated in pregnancy, the standard of care recommended by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG). This recommendation is made based on the lack of evidence for using blood pressure medication to treat pregnant women with mild chronic hypertension, and concerns that blood pressure medications may reduce blood flow to the baby, causing poor fetal growth. This study is being done to evaluate what the best, and safest treatment for mild chronic hypertension during pregnancy is for both mother and baby.

The purpose of this study is:

To evaluate whether a BP treatment strategy to achieve target blood pressure that are beneficial for non-pregnant adults is safe and effective during pregnancy.

Whom do I contact for more information?

To find out more information and to learn if you are qualified to participate, please call the Pregnancy Research Group at 503-494-8748 or email the Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinical Coordinator, Monica Rincon at rincon@ohsu.edu.