AJOG: Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and Predicted 30-Year Risk of Maternal Cardiovascular Disease 2–7 Years After Delivery

OBJECTIVE:  To determine whether adverse pregnancy outcomes are associated with a higher predicted 30-year risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD; ie, coronary artery disease or stroke). METHODS:  This was a…

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JAMA: Prevalence of hypertension among pregnant women when using the 2017 American College of Cardiology/AHA blood pressure guidelines and association with maternal and fetal outcomes

Abstract Importance  Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. The impact of applying recent guideline definitions for nonpregnant adults to pregnant women is unclear….

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ACOG Green Journal: Semiautonomous Treatment Algorithm for the Management of Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy

ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether implementation of a semiautonomous treatment algorithm was associated with improved compliance with American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidelines for rapid administration of antihypertensive therapy…

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ACOG Green Journal: Long-term Clinical Outcome of Major Adverse Vascular Events After Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and adverse events after pregnancy, including chronic kidney disease and major adverse cardiovascular events (cerebrovascular accident, coronary artery disease,…

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REGISTRATION OPEN – OPNF Perinatal Nursing Boot Camp Summer 2019

Registration is now open for the Oklahoma Perinatal Nurses’ Forum (OPNF) Boot Camp Summer 2019 session. This course is designed to provide high quality, cost effective, didactic education to nurses…

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AJOG: Contribution of Hypertension to Severe Maternal Morbidity

Reference: Hitti, Jane et al., Contribution of hypertension to severe maternal morbidity, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, article in press, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2018.07.002 BACKGROUND: Maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity are growing…

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FREE Safety Action Series: Challenges in Management of Severe Hypertension: Beyond the Hospital

Please join the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care as they present the Safety Action Series: Challenges in Management of Severe Hypertension: Beyond the Hospital on Tuesday, May…

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UPDATE! ACOG Committee Opinion: Emergent Therapy for Acute-Onset, Severe Hypertension During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

ABSTRACT: Acute-onset, severe systolic hypertension; severe diastolic hypertension; or both can occur during the prenatal, intrapartum, or postpartum periods. Pregnant women or women in the postpartum period with acute-onset, severe…

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AJOG Accepted Manuscript: Standardized Treatment of Critical Blood Pressure

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy result in significant maternal morbidity and mortality. State and national guidelines have been proposed to increase treatment of patients with hypertensive emergencies or critically elevated blood…

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Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care: National Improvement Video Challange

The Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care is pleased to announce the National Improvement Video Challenge, an innovative opportunity for institutions to share how they have utilized the…

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AJOG Study: Severe maternal morbidity in a large cohort of women with acute severe intrapartum hypertension

Hypertensive diseases of pregnancy are associated with severe maternal morbidity and remain common causes of maternal death. Recently, national guidelines have become available to aid in recognition and management of…

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