Preterm Delivery and Later Maternal CVD Risk

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Re : Preterm Delivery and Later Maternal CVD Risk

Postby caryn » Wed Oct 10, 2007 08:26 am

Boy, I hope not!

It says that mothers of premature infants are at 2.85 times the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, when compared with women who delivered average-sized term infants.

Ew. But then, it does run in my family...

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Re : Preterm Delivery and Later Maternal CVD Risk

Postby rosalinda » Mon Oct 08, 2007 06:33 pm

I'm not sure I understand, can someone clarify? Should I expect to keel over soon? [:D]

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Preterm Delivery and Later Maternal CVD Risk

Postby caryn » Mon Oct 08, 2007 03:18 am

After adjustment for race, age, blood pressure, pulse wave velocity, interleukin-6, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and statin use, the odds ratio for CVD among women who delivered a preterm infant was 2.85 (95% confidence interval = 1.19-6.85) compared with women who had delivered term infants weighing more than 2500 g.

http://tinyurl.com/yv5zse

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