Preterm birth is a novel, independent risk factor for altered cardiac remodeling and early heart failure: is it time for a new cardiomyopathy?
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Around 10% of the global population is born preterm (< 37 weeks’ gestation). Preterm birth is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events, with preterm-born individuals demonstrating a distinct cardiac phenotype. This review aims to summarize the main phenotypic features of the preterm heart and directions for future research to develop novel intervention strategies.
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- Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine Journal website
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- Burchert, H and Lewandowski, AJ
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