• Surgery to correct congenital heart disease linked to increased risk of adult hypertension

    6 days ago - By News Medical

    In a medical records study covering thousands of children, a U.S.-Canadian team led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine concludes that while surgery to correct congenital heart disease within 10 years after birth may restore young hearts to healthy function, it also may be associated with an increased risk of hypertension - high blood pressure - within a few months or years after surgery.
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  • Childhood Hypertension Risk Lingers Years After Heart Defect Surgery

    Childhood Hypertension Risk Lingers Years After Heart Defect Surgery

    6 days ago - By MedPageToday

    Children who underwent surgery for congenital heart disease were at much higher risk of developing hypertension in the long term compared with healthy controls, a retrospective cohort study showed.
    The incidence of hypertension...
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