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Case report
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Hypertension during lactation — should it always be treated?

Anna Michalska, Iwona Gorczyca, Olga Jelonek, Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2018.0032
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Folia Cardiologica 2018;13(2):169-172.

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Vol 13, No 2 (2018)
Case Reports
Published online: 2018-05-30

Abstract

We present a 40-year-old woman with pregnancy-induced hypertension, which was diagnosed in her first pregnancy. The
study data demonstrate that patient’s blood pressure normalised after applying methyldopa. However, this hypertension
treatment came out to be insufficient in the postpartum period. The aim of this study is to present the treatment of
hypertension in a breastfeeding patient.

Abstract

We present a 40-year-old woman with pregnancy-induced hypertension, which was diagnosed in her first pregnancy. The
study data demonstrate that patient’s blood pressure normalised after applying methyldopa. However, this hypertension
treatment came out to be insufficient in the postpartum period. The aim of this study is to present the treatment of
hypertension in a breastfeeding patient.

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Keywords

arterial hypertension, lactation, methyldopa

About this article
Title

Hypertension during lactation — should it always be treated?

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 13, No 2 (2018)

Article type

Case report

Pages

169-172

Published online

2018-05-30

DOI

10.5603/FC.2018.0032

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2018;13(2):169-172.

Keywords

arterial hypertension
lactation
methyldopa

Authors

Anna Michalska
Iwona Gorczyca
Olga Jelonek
Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon

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