CHIPS (Control of Hypertension in Pregnancy Study): A Pilot Trial
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Prior to undertaking CHIPS which will be a large and difficult trial, we believe we need to first determine whether clinicians will comply with the interventions of 'less tight' and 'tight' control of dBP, and whether the interventions will result in differences in mean dBP between groups. A pilot will also allow us to confirm the ability of centres to identify eligible women and the willingness of women to join CHIPS.
Condition or disease
Transient Hypertension, Pregnancy
Procedure: Randomized to either a 'less tight' group or a 'tight' group
To determine whether 'less tight' control of mild-moderate non-proteinuric maternal hypertension, aiming for a diastolic blood pressure (dBP) of 100mmHg, can decrease the risks of adverse perinatal outcome without increasing maternal risk compared with 'tight' control, aiming for a dBP of 85mmHg.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 48 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
dBP 90-109mmHg due to pre-existing or gestational hypertension; live fetus(es); and 20-33+6 weeks.
dBP consistently < 85mmHg by home BP monitoring; severe systolic hypertension; proteinuria; contraindication to either arm of the trial or to prolongation of pregnancy; or known lethal/major fetal anomaly.