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Preterm birth--an emerging risk factor for adult hypertension?
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PMID:  20494733     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hypertension is a major risk factor for ischemic heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of morbidity and death worldwide. Besides the contributions from genes and adult life-style, this review highlights that adult hypertension is likely to be a legacy of preterm birth. This knowledge has important health implications for the new and rapidly growing population of young people born very preterm. Increased awareness among both families and professionals about preterm birth being a perinatal risk factor for adult hypertension is needed. Measurement of blood pressure in children and young people born preterm is also recommended, all to detect and treat hypertension in young people born preterm long before end organ damage occurs.
Mikael Norman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in perinatology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1558-075X     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Perinatol.     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-24     Completed Date:  2010-08-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801132     Medline TA:  Semin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  183-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Gestational Age
Hypertension / etiology*,  physiopathology,  prevention & control
Infant, Newborn
Premature Birth*
Risk Factors

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