What is it about?

Modification of fetal heart shape affect postnatal and adult cardiac function

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Why is it important?

This is the first study showing that a reduced umbilical vein flow induces cardiac remodeling

Perspectives

The study of umbilical vein flow that it is easy to perform may allow to identify fetuses that will develop cardiac remodelling and to adequately support their cardiac development postnatally

Professor Giuseppe Rizzo
Universita degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata

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This page is a summary of: Hemodynamic factors associated with fetal cardiac remodeling in late fetal growth restriction: a prospective study, Journal of Perinatal Medicine, July 2019, De Gruyter, DOI: 10.1515/jpm-2019-0217.
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