Navigation Links
Small Babies Can Be Sign of Heart Problems in Mother
Date:6/28/2012

THURSDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) -- Women who give birth to small babies may have abnormal heart function and be at risk for long-term heart problems, researchers report.

The study involved 29 women with a condition known as fetal growth restriction (when fetuses are smaller than 90 percent of other fetuses for their gestational age), 25 women with preeclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy) and 58 women with normal pregnancies.

"Women whose pregnancies are affected by fetal growth restriction are known to have high risk of cardiovascular disease and death in the decades to come," study author Dr. Basky Thilaganathan, director of the Fetal Maternal Medicine Unit at St. George's University of London, said in a news release. "Clinicians should be aware of the maternal susceptibility to heart strain and failure in these pregnancies. Lifestyle changes and medical interventions earlier in life could help these women reduce their risk of future cardiovascular disease and death."

The women had their blood pressure taken and underwent echocardiograms (ultrasounds of the inside of the heart) and electrocardiograms (a measure of the electrical activity of the heartbeat) as well as other tests of heart function.

Researchers said some women with small babies may have a heart condition which causes the heart to work less efficiently in it's diastolic, or relaxation phase. This condition increases their risk for heart failure, they noted.

The authors also found women who give birth to smaller than average babies had a higher body mass index on average than other women. They argued this could be one reason for their abnormal heart function.

"Our findings help clarify how this risk develops so these women can be identified and receive preventative treatment," concluded Thilaganathan.

The study was published June 26 in Hypertension.

More information

The U.S. National Institutes of Health provides more information on fetal growth restriction.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: American Heart Association, news release, June 26, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Smallest, Largest Fetuses at Higher Risk of Stillbirth
2. Standing at Work All Day While Pregnant Linked to Smaller Babies
3. Google Rolls Out Another Panda Algorithm Update – Small Businesses Plan for the Future of SEO
4. B2B e Trader is Addressing the Critical Needs of Local Businesses by Lauching the New Shop Small Business Directory
5. Blood test for pregnant women could predict risk of having dangerously small babies
6. Infants cant distinguish between large and small groups
7. Dana-Farber: Study reports first success of targeted therapy in type of non-small cell lung cancer
8. Steroid Nasal Sprays Show Small Benefit for Sinusitis: Study
9. Analysis Finds Clinical Trials Often Small, of Poor Quality
10. Small molecular bodyguards kill HPV-infected cancer cells by protecting tumor-suppressor
11. Small neural focus groups predict anti-smoking ad success
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/21/2017)... Raton, FL (PRWEB) , ... January 21, 2017 , ... ... eRaiser, recently attended the January ECRM Trade Show in Hilton Head, SC, where it ... international reputation for the quality of its beauty and wellness products. At this trade ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... ... Phytocéane invites you to take an exotic journey deep into ... ZANZIBAR SHOWER GEL. Inspired by the beauty of Zanzibar, a Tanzanian archipelago off the ... coral to create this gentle, crystal-clear shower gel to cleanse the body and promote ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 21, 2017 , ... In the ... when individuals experience the freedom of recovery, they often feel shame for having struggled ... post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In the workshop, “Rising Strong in Life After an Eating ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... January 20, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh has ... the world. Yisrayl says this generation is a time like no other and society needs ... Bible. , Yisrayl says he does not want to sound like an old bible beater ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... January 20, 2017 , ... Lice Troopers, the lice removal company based ... school-aged children since the holiday season. , “It happens every year around this ... hugs and taking photos, which is the head-to-head gateway that lice need to spread.” ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... Report Details What can be ... going to grow at the fastest rates? This visiongain ... trends, opportunities and prospects. Our 190-page report provides ... areas in the industry and the future market prospects. ... the all the major categories of the ophthalmic devices ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... and Webcast to Follow Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) (NASDAQ: ... the fourth quarter of 2016 on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, after ... ... on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, during which management will discuss the ... activities. To participate in the conference call, please dial 1-888-771-4371 (domestic) ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... , Jan. 19, 2017 Many patients don,t ... their medication when a pharmacy just a few blocks ...  To alleviate this problem Medicationdiscountcard.com has created ... see exactly how much their medication will cost at ... Easy Medicationdiscountcard.com takes ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: