Bailey, Hoppe co-author CHAP article in Green Journal

UW Ob-Gyn Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow Erin Bailey, MD, MS, is the lead author on a new article about the Chronic Hypertension and Pregnancy (CHAP) trial published in Obstetrics and GynecologyKara Hoppe, DO, MS, associate professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, is senior author on the article; co-authors include other researchers who were involved in this large, multicenter trial.

In “Perinatal Outcomes Associated With Management of Stage 1 Hypertension”, Bailey, Hoppe, and co-authors conduct a secondary analysis of the CHAP trial data to compare pregnancy outcomes for people with blood pressure below 30/80 mm Hg with outcomes in blood pressures of 130–139/80–89 mm Hg. The study found:

“…mean BP below 130/80 was associated with decreased risk of severe preeclampsia and medically indicated preterm birth before 35 weeks of gestation but not with placental abruption or fetal or neonatal death. Similarly, BP group was not associated with SGA less than the 10th percentile or less than the 5th percentile.”

Read the whole study here!