Persistent hypertension after prenatal cocaine exposure

J Pediatr. 1992 Aug;121(2):288-91. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3476(05)81206-5.


Multiple blood pressure readings were obtained with time in 12 infants with documented in utero exposure to cocaine. Approximately half had hypertension or high-normal blood pressure with no evidence of renal, cardiovascular, or endocrinologic abnormalities.

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Cocaine / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / chemically induced*
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects*


  • Cocaine