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Journal of Women's Health Care
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Research Article

Postpartum Arterial Hypertension in African Setting, Ouagadougou

Hyacinthe Zamane1,2, Yibar Kambire2,3, Sibraogo Kiemtore1,2, Dantola Paul Kain1, Raissa Soubeiga1 and Ali Ouedraogo1,2

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yalgado Ouedraogo Teaching Hospital in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

2Unity of Training and Research in Health Sciences (UFR/SDS), University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

3Department of Medicine and Medical Specialties, National Blaise Compaoré Teaching Hospital, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Corresponding Author:
Zamane H
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yalgado Ouedraogo Teaching Hospital in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Tel: 0022670259566
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: May 22, 2017; Accepted Date: June 09, 2017; Published Date: June 25, 2017

Citation: Zamane H, Kambire Y, Kiemtore S, Kain DP, Soubeiga R, et al. (2017) Postpartum Arterial Hypertension in African Setting, Ouagadougou. J Women's Health Care 6:375. doi:10.4172/2167-0420.1000375

Copyright: © 2017 Zamane H, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Objective: The study’s objective was to determine the epidemiological, clinical, ancillary investigations, therapeutic patterns and the outcome of postpartum hypertension.

Patients and Methods: A retrospective study was carried out from January 2013 to December 2014 in the departments Obstetrics and Cardiology of two Teaching Hospitals in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. All cases of hypertension or eclampsia which newly occurred within 42 days postpartum without prior medical history of hypertension were included in the study.

Results: One hundred and seventeen cases of postpartum hypertension were recorded representing 1.08% of deliveries. The mean age was 26.7 years, primiparous represented 39.1% of cases. The mean days between delivery and diagnosis were 5.6 ± 6.3 days. Hypertension was discovered as eclampsia in 61.95% of cases. It was severe hypertension in 42.39% of cases. The blood pressure was controlled in 90.22% within the first 48 hours.

Conclusion: Postpartum period follow up with systematic blood pressure and urine protein measurements are necessary.