Effects of prematurity on heart rate control: implications for sudden infant death syndrome

@article{Horne2006EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of prematurity on heart rate control: implications for sudden infant death syndrome},
  author={R. Horne},
  journal={Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy},
  year={2006},
  volume={4},
  pages={335 - 343}
}
  • R. Horne
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
  • In Western countries, 5–11% of all infants are born before 37 weeks of gestation, and with improvements in modern intensive care techniques the number of these preterm infants that survive continues to increase. Preterm birth is one of the leading causes of neonatal morbidity and mortality in developed countries, accounting for 60–80% of infant deaths in those without congenital anomalies. Furthermore, in the post-neonatal period, preterm infants are at four-times greater risk of sudden infant… CONTINUE READING
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