Systemic and Pulmonary Vascular Dysfunction in Children Conceived by Assisted Reproductive Technologies

@inproceedings{Scherrer2012SystemicAP,
  title={Systemic and Pulmonary Vascular Dysfunction in Children Conceived by Assisted Reproductive Technologies},
  author={Urs Scherrer and Stefano F. Rimoldi and Emrush Rexhaj and Thomas Stuber and Herv{\'e} Duplain and Sophie Garcin and Stefano F. de Marchi and Pascal Nicod and Marc Germond and Yves Allemann and Claudio Sartori},
  year={2012}
}
Background—Assisted reproductive technology (ART) involves the manipulation of early embryos at a time when they may be particularly vulnerable to external disturbances. Environmental influences during the embryonic and fetal development influence the individual’s susceptibility to cardiovascular disease, raising concerns about the potential consequences of ART on the long-term health of the offspring. Methods and Results—We assessed systemic (flow-mediated dilation of the brachial artery… CONTINUE READING