Ambient temperature and congenital heart defects.

@article{AgayShay2013AmbientTA,
  title={Ambient temperature and congenital heart defects.},
  author={Keren Agay-Shay and Michael Friger and Shai Linn and Ammatzia Peled and Yona Amitai and Chava Peretz},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 8},
  pages={2289-97}
}
STUDY QUESTION Does maternal exposure during pregnancy to higher ambient temperature increase the risk of congenital heart defects (CHDs)? SUMMARY ANSWER Significant associations were found between maternal exposure during pregnancy to higher ambient temperature and CHDs risk especially during the cold season. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY From rodents to non-human primates, a teratogenic effect of hyperthermic insult has been demonstrated. There are fewer data regarding the effect on the human… CONTINUE READING
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