Pulmonary hypertension and small babies

Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure in the blood vessels supplying the lungs. In this study Andrew Berenz, from the University of Virginia, led a team of researchers looking into how pulmonary hypertension affects very-low-birth-weight babies in the first two weeks after their birth. Early pulmonary hypertension was linked to birth weight and having a black mother. Babies suffering from early pulmonary hypertension had a lower chance of survival and were more likely to suffer from lung problems later on.

You can read the abstract of this article here.

About John Gale

I work as a medical librarian in the Joint Education and Training (JET) library at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. I keep clinicians up to date with the latest research, help them to find the best information about treatment and train them to find - and assess - high-quality information for themselves. I also help doctors and nurses find and write high-quality information for patients.
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