Wednesday, May 3, 2017

New USPSTF recommendation on screening for Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system, most often the liver and kidneys. Preeclampsia usually begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy in women whose blood pressure had been normal. Even a slight rise in blood pressure may be a sign of preeclampsia.

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released a Final Recommendation Statement on Screening for Preeclampsia in which screening is recommended for pregnant women with blood pressure measurements throughout pregnancy. Learn more.

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