Prematurity link to BP variability

According to researchers from Finland who investigated the association of early preterm (<34 weeks) and late preterm birth (34—36 weeks) on 24-hour ambulatory BP, young adults born early preterm have an 18% higher risk of cardiac events and about 21% higher risk of stroke compared to adults born to term.

The findings are based on a study that compared 42 young adults born early preterm, 72 born late preterm and 103 controls who were born full term.

After adjusting for age, sex and other confounding factors like BMI, physical activity and smoking status, researchers found a dose

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