Growth-restricted babies and asphyxia: Cardiovascular impacts


  • Being growth-restricted in the womb increases the risk of future cardiovascular disease (CVD) with changes in the cardiovascular system that can be detected even as early as days to weeks after birth, even if the usual measures of cardiovascular health might not indicate it;
  • The cardiovascular impacts from birth asphyxia could be even more damaging on babies born growth-restricted.

Impact of birth asphyxia on growth restriction

Antenatal care of growth-restricted babies deserves investigation

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