Present status of clinical care for postpartum patients with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in Japan: Findings from a nationwide questionnaire survey

Asako Mito, Naoko Arata, Naoko Sakamoto, Kei Miyakoshi, Masako Waguri, Anna Osamura, Yukari Kugishima, Hirohito Metoki, Ichiro Yasuhi

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Objective: To assess the present status of clinical care for postpartum patients with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) in Japan. Methods: We conducted a nationwide questionnaire survey of obstetricians, internists and hypertension specialists and analyzed 686 valid responses. Results: Though HDP is widely known as a risk factor for subsequent hypertension and cardiovascular disease, over one-third of obstetricians terminated their postpartum follow-up of HDP patients without referring them to other departments. Conclusion: It is important to establish an effective referral system, whereby patients with HDP can be smoothly transferred to primary care or a specialist physician after childbirth for long-term monitoring and management of blood pressure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-220
Number of pages12
JournalHypertension in Pregnancy
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 May 1

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Postnatal Care
Patient Care
Japan
Pregnancy
Hypertension
Postpartum Period
Primary Health Care
Cardiovascular Diseases
Referral and Consultation
Parturition
Blood Pressure
Physicians
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Antihypertensive agent
  • Breast feeding
  • Hypertension in pregnancy
  • Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
  • Postpartum hypertension

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  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Internal Medicine

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Present status of clinical care for postpartum patients with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in Japan : Findings from a nationwide questionnaire survey. / Mito, Asako; Arata, Naoko; Sakamoto, Naoko; Miyakoshi, Kei; Waguri, Masako; Osamura, Anna; Kugishima, Yukari; Metoki, Hirohito; Yasuhi, Ichiro.

In: Hypertension in Pregnancy, Vol. 34, No. 2, 01.05.2015, p. 209-220.

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Mito, Asako ; Arata, Naoko ; Sakamoto, Naoko ; Miyakoshi, Kei ; Waguri, Masako ; Osamura, Anna ; Kugishima, Yukari ; Metoki, Hirohito ; Yasuhi, Ichiro. / Present status of clinical care for postpartum patients with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in Japan : Findings from a nationwide questionnaire survey. In: Hypertension in Pregnancy. 2015 ; Vol. 34, No. 2. pp. 209-220.
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