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Childhood Hypertension Risk Lingers Years After Heart Defect Surgery – MedPage Today

Researchers push for updated recommendations for BP monitoring after surgery

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Children who underwent surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD) 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 was 141.3 per 10,000 person-years after CHD surgery and just 11.1 per 10,000 person-years in matched children without CHD, according to Chirag Parikh, MD, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and colleagues.
Ultimately, 12.4% versus 1.1% of these groups developed…

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