as it misses forms of hypertension commonly experienced in that population, according to a study published Feb. 5 in .
Researchers at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, conducted a retrospective cohort study of 200 women who underwent 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring and office BP measurement at a 1-year follow-up for delivery with severe preeclampsia. Measurements were taken between 9 months and 15 months after delivery.
“Current clinical guidelines on the prevention of [cardiovascular disease] and stroke after a hypertensive pregnancy disorder lack advice on [ambulatory BP monitoring] after delivery. We think that [ambulatory BP monitoring] should be offered to all women who experienced severe preeclampsia for more accurate BP assessment,” wrote Laura Benschop, MD, and her coauthors.
SOURCE: Benschop L et al.