Low Birth Weight Raises PH Risk in Premature Infants Needing Oxygen

Low Birth Weight Raises PH Risk in Premature Infants Needing Oxygen

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Low Birth Weight Raises PH Risk in Premature Infants Needing Oxygen

Low birth weight has been linked to an increased risk of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in premature infants needing oxygen therapy for at least 28 days, an analysis revealed. Additionally, the failure, after birth, of the blood vessels of the heart to close — before birth, they’re normally open to allow blood flow to bypass the lungs — also was associated with a greater PH risk among these premature infants, according to researchers. Noting that “the…

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