Artery Research

Volume 12, Issue C, December 2015, Pages 9 - 9

P2.13 BLOOD PRESSURE PROFILE CHANGES BETWEEN 7TH AND 11TH YEAR OF LIFE IN CHILDREN BORN PREMATURELY WITH EXTREMELY LOW BIRTH WEIGHT IN COMPARISON TO CHILDREN BORN ON TIME

Authors
Maja Gilarska*1, Malgorzata Klimek1, Dorota Drozdz2, Andrzej Grudzien1, Przemko Kwinta1
1Department of Pediatrics, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Cracow, Poland
2Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Cracow, Poland
Available Online 23 November 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.artres.2015.10.219How to use a DOI?
Abstract

There have been research trials analyzing the impact of prematurity on the prevalence of hypertension, however the prospective, long-time observation is uncommon. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of hypertension at the age of 7 and 11 years of regional cohort of preterms with birth weight ≤1000g.

The study included 67 children with birth weight ≤1000g born in Malopolska. The control group consisted of 38 children born at term, matched for age. Each child underwent 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure measurement twice – at the age of 7 and 11 years. The presence of hypertension based on two definitions: 1) Mean Arterial Pressure ≥95 percentile for gender and height; 2) number of individual measurements ≥95 percentile for gender, age and height >25% was estimated.

At the age of 7 years preterm infants had significantly higher incidence of hypertension, defined on the basis of MAP (15%vs.0%; p<0.015), and on the percent of individual measurements (56%vs.33%, p<0.036). After taking into account the group of patients who received anti-HT treatment after first part of study, the incidence of hypertension at the age of 11 based on MAP was 19%vs.10% and based on individual measurements was 36,5%vs.24% (the differences are not statistically significant). In both time points a higher mean heart rate in the group of preterms was found (7 years of age: 93vs.87/min., p<0.001; 11 years of age 87vs.83/min, p=0.039).

Children born prematurely are predisposed to hypertension in later life. Persistence of increased heart rate in former preterms was shown.

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Journal
Artery Research
Volume-Issue
12 - C
Pages
9 - 9
Publication Date
2015/11
ISSN (Online)
1876-4401
ISSN (Print)
1872-9312
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.artres.2015.10.219How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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AU  - Maja Gilarska*
AU  - Malgorzata Klimek
AU  - Dorota Drozdz
AU  - Andrzej Grudzien
AU  - Przemko Kwinta
PY  - 2015
DA  - 2015/11
TI  - P2.13 BLOOD PRESSURE PROFILE CHANGES BETWEEN 7TH AND 11TH YEAR OF LIFE IN CHILDREN BORN PREMATURELY WITH EXTREMELY LOW BIRTH WEIGHT IN COMPARISON TO CHILDREN BORN ON TIME
JO  - Artery Research
SP  - 9
EP  - 9
VL  - 12
IS  - C
SN  - 1876-4401
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