Assisted reproductive technologies are associated with cardiovascular remodeling in utero that persists postnatally.

@article{ValenzuelaAlcaraz2013AssistedRT,
  title={Assisted reproductive technologies are associated with cardiovascular remodeling in utero that persists postnatally.},
  author={B Valenzuela-Alcaraz and F{\'a}tima Crispi and Bart H Bijnens and M{\'o}nica Cruz-Lemini and Montserrat Creus and Marta Sitges and Joaquim Bartrons and Salvadora C{\'i}vico and Juan Balasch and E Gratac{\'o}s},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2013},
  volume={128 13},
  pages={1442-50}
}
BACKGROUND Assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) have been shown to be associated with general vascular dysfunction in late childhood. However, it is unknown whether cardiac remodeling is also present and if these changes already manifest in prenatal life. Our aim was to assess fetal and infant (6 months of age) cardiovascular function in ART pregnancies. METHODS AND RESULTS This prospective cohort study included 100 fetuses conceived by ART and 100 control pregnancies. ART fetuses showed… CONTINUE READING
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