Blood Pressure in 6-Year-Old Children Born Extremely Preterm

Show simple item record Bonamy, Anna-Karin Edstedt Mohlkert, Lilly-Ann Hallberg, Jenny Liuba, Petru Fellman, Vineta Domellof, Magnus Norman, Mikael 2017-09-12T10:28:00Z 2017-09-12T10:28:00Z 2017-08
dc.identifier.citation Bonamy , A-K E , Mohlkert , L-A , Hallberg , J , Liuba , P , Fellman , V , Domellof , M & Norman , M 2017 , ' Blood Pressure in 6-Year-Old Children Born Extremely Preterm ' , Journal of the American Heart Association , vol. 6 , no. 8 , 005858 .
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dc.description.abstract Background-Advances in perinatal medicine have increased infant survival after very preterm birth. Although this progress is welcome, there is increasing concern that preterm birth is an emerging risk factor for hypertension at young age, with implications for the lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease. Methods and Results-We measured casual blood pressures (BPs) in a population-based cohort of 6-year-old survivors of extremely preterm birth (<27 gestational weeks; n=171) and in age-and sex-matched controls born at term (n=172). Measured BP did not differ, but sex, age-, and height-adjusted median z scores were 0.14 SD higher (P=0.02) for systolic BP and 0.10 SD higher (P=0.01) for diastolic BP in children born extremely preterm than in controls. Among children born extremely preterm, shorter gestation, higher body mass index, and higher heart rate at follow-up were all independently associated with higher BP at 6 years of age, whereas preeclampsia, smoking in pregnancy, neonatal morbidity, and perinatal corticosteroid therapy were not. In multivariate regression analyses, systolic BP decreased by 0.10 SD (P=0.08) and diastolic BP by 0.09 SD (P=0.02) for each week-longer gestation. Conclusions-Six-year-old children born extremely preterm have normal but slightly higher BP than their peers born at term. Although this finding is reassuring for children born preterm and their families, follow-up at older age is warranted. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of the American Heart Association
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dc.subject follow-up study
dc.subject hypertension
dc.subject pediatrics
dc.subject preterm birth
dc.subject FOLLOW-UP
dc.subject INFANTS
dc.subject CHILDHOOD
dc.subject MORTALITY
dc.subject 3123 Gynaecology and paediatrics
dc.subject 3121 General medicine, internal medicine and other clinical medicine
dc.title Blood Pressure in 6-Year-Old Children Born Extremely Preterm en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Children's Hospital
dc.contributor.organization Lastentautien yksikkö
dc.contributor.organization Clinicum
dc.contributor.organization University of Helsinki
dc.contributor.organization HUS Children and Adolescents
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dc.relation.issn 2047-9980
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