Extreme Preemies May Be at Risk for High Blood Pressure as Adults
In one study, researchers found that the risk for high blood pressure was tied to smaller-than-normal kidneys at birth. A second study by the same researchers found a link between high blood pressure and impaired function in the cells that line blood vessels.
Thanks to modern medicine, more very preterm infants have survived in the past 30 years than before, she said. But since these preemies are only now reaching their 30s and 40s, any potential health problems that may emerge as they reach their 60s and 70s aren't yet known,