Postpartum hypertension and nonsteroidal analgesia


      Nonsteroidal analgesics are frequently used in obstetrics. We present two cases where nonsteroidal analgesics contributed to significant elevations in blood pressure in postpartum women. We review the literature and consider the pathophysiologic causes for such a phenomenon.


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