Hypertensive Disorder of Pregnancy Clinical Trial
Remote Blood Pressure Monitoring in the Postpartum (PP) Period
The purpose of this study is to trial remote patient monitoring (RPM) in the postpartum hypertensive population in a randomized control design, with an aim to increase the number of blood pressure measurements taken during the fragile and under-monitored postpartum period and to thereby improve postpartum blood pressure control and reduce severe morbidity and mortality. The investigators plan to compare the number of blood pressures recorded in the first 10 days postpartum between patients who have been enrolled in an RPM trial to those who are being treated with the usual care.
Many women develop high blood pressure as a complication of pregnancy. This high blood pressure can often take many weeks to resolve, and for some women it never resolves completely. If untreated, high blood pressure of pregnancy can lead to serious consequences, such as seizure or stroke. Unfortunately, because most women are sent home from the hospital just 2-3 days after having a baby, the best way of monitoring blood pressure at home is still unknown. Most women are given a prescription for a blood pressure cuff to use at home and an appointment to see their doctor at about one week after delivery to review their blood pressures, but many women have trouble checking their blood pressures, sometimes because they have a new baby at home and sometimes for other reasons like transportation or difficult social situations. Using a Bluetooth blood pressure monitoring system might help women have better blood pressure monitoring after they are discharged from the hospital after delivery, and therefore help to prevent some of the complications that can happen because of high blood pressure related to pregnancy. ;
|Contact||Jessica Spiegelman, MD|
|Status||Not yet recruiting|
|Start date||November 2018|
|Completion date||September 2019|