American Heart Association

Preterm birth leads to smaller kidneys, higher blood pressure in adulthood

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ORLANDO, Florida — Premature birth cuts short kidney development — resulting in smaller kidneys and higher blood pressure in adulthood, according to a study presented Thursday at the American Heart Association’s Council on Hypertension 2016 Scientific Sessions.

“Adults born preterm may not present with the ‘classic’ […]

Link between preterm birth, heart disease risk discovered

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ORLANDO, Florida — Abnormalities in a type of cell involved in blood vessel development and healing may explain why adults born prematurely are at increased risk of high blood pressure and other heart alterations, according to research presented Thursday at the American Heart Association’s Council […]

SimpleScience@Heart: If you were a preemie, beware possible heart problem

People who were born prematurely should pay special attention to their heart health.

A study published in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation, found that young adults who were born more than a month early were more likely to have problems in the right side of their hearts. And the […]