Automated blood pressure measurement as a predictor of proteinuric pre-eclampsia
Article first published online: 19 AUG 2005
BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Volume 104, Issue 5, pages 559–562, May 1997
How to Cite
Halligan, A. W. F., Shennan, A., Lambert, P. C., Bell, S. C., Taylor, D. J. and de Swiet, M. (1997), Automated blood pressure measurement as a predictor of proteinuric pre-eclampsia. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 104: 559–562. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.1997.tb11532.x
- Issue published online: 19 AUG 2005
- Article first published online: 19 AUG 2005
- Received 23 January 1996 Returned for revision 5 June 1996 Revised version received 25 October 1996 Accepted 12 November 1996
Objectives To investigate the relation between antenatal clinic, obstetric day unit and 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure measurements and 24-hour proteinuria levels in hypertensive pregnancies.
Design An observational study.
Participants Forty-eight women presenting with new hypertension after 20 weeks of gestation.
Results The closest relation was found between ambulatory blood pressure measurements and 24-hour proteinuria levels. No significant relation was found between the conventional diastolic blood pressure threshold of 90 mmHg and 24-hour proteinuria levels.
Conclusions Ambulatory blood pressure measurement gives better information about disease status in pre-eclampsia as assessed by proteinuria than does conventional sphygmomanometry.