The relationship between umbilical cord length and chronic rheumatic heart disease: a prospective cohort study.


BACKGROUND One previous, preliminary study reported that the length of the umbilical cord at birth is related to the risk of developing chronic rheumatic heart disease in later life. We sought to replicate this finding. DESIGN Prospective, population-based birth cohort. METHODS We traced 11,580 individuals born between 1915 and 1929 in Uppsala, Sweden… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/2047487314544082


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