The extent of the differences were unexpected and surprised the researchers. They are part of an emerging picture of changes in the heart, blood vessels and blood pressure of adults born after pregnancies complicated by problems such as preterm birth and pre-eclampsia.
Premature babies found to have smaller hearts in adulthood
12 August 2013
Young adults who as babies were born prematurely have smaller hearts with thicker walls than those who were born after full-length pregnancies, an Oxford University study has found.