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Fetal origins of reduced arterial distensibility in the donor twin in twin-twin transfusion syndrome.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Lancet (London, England)
Publication Date
Volume
355
Issue
9210
Pages
1157–1158
Identifiers
PMID: 10791382
Source
Medline

Abstract

Twin-twin transfusion syndrome permits investigation of vascular programming independent of genetic influence. Arterial distensibiity was lower in the donor twin during infancy, implying the intrauterine vascular remodelling might result in raised cardiac afterload and could influence later cardiovascular health.

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