Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke in Adults Born Preterm - The Helsinki Birth Cohort Study.

  title={Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke in Adults Born Preterm - The Helsinki Birth Cohort Study.},
  author={Eero O. Kajantie and Clive Osmond and Johan G Eriksson},
  journal={Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology},
  volume={29 6},
BACKGROUND Adults born preterm have increased risk factors for cardiovascular disease. We studied the cumulative incidence of manifest coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke in adults born preterm. METHODS We studied 19 015 people born in Helsinki, Finland, during 1924-44. Of them, 137 (0.7%) were born early (<34 weeks) and 1006 (5.3%) late preterm (34 to <37 weeks). We ascertained CHD and stroke from the National Hospital Discharge and Death Registers and estimated hazard ratios (HRs) by… CONTINUE READING
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