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Do maternal- or pregnancy-associated disease states affect blood pressure in the early neonatal period?

Kent, Alison; Shadbolt, Bruce; Hu, Eric; Meksell, Sandra; Falk, Michael C; Dahlstrom, Jane


Background: Placental vascular changes associated with maternal disease states may affect fetal vascular development. There is evidence suggesting that being born prematurely is associated with a higher blood pressure (BP) in later life. Aim: To determine whether maternal disease state affects BP in the early neonatal period. Methods: Cohort study of neonates admitted to neonatal intensive care unit with exposure to maternal hypertension and diabetes. Inclusion criteria were neonates greater...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2009.01018.x


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