Pediatric Nephrology

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 232–233

Increased systolic daily ambulatory blood pressure in adult women born preterm

  • Anna Kistner
  • Gianni Celsi
  • Mireille Vanpée
  • Stefan H. Jacobson
Brief Report


We have studied 24-h ambulatory blood pressure and kidney function in three groups of adult women: (1) born full term but with birth weights below the 3rd percentile for gestational age (n =18), (2) born preterm before gestational week 33 (median birth weight 1,250 g, range 950–2,040 g) (ex-preterm, n =14), and (3) those born full term with normal birth weights (comparison group n =17). We have previously published the results from the study. We recalculated the daily ambulatory blood pressure and redefined the time interval from 6:00–24:00 to 8:00–20:00, since this better corresponds to daily active life. We found significantly increased mean daily systolic ambulatory blood pressure in the ex-preterm group. The result supports the suggestion that disturbance and/or disruption of the normal prenatal milieu seem to affect arterial blood pressure in adult life.


Birth size Gestational age Ambulatory blood pressure Mean arterial pressure Adulthood Women 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Kistner
    • 1
    • 4
  • Gianni Celsi
    • 2
  • Mireille Vanpée
    • 3
  • Stefan H. Jacobson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of NephrologyKarolinska University Hospital Solna and Karolinska InstituteStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Pediatric Nephrology Unit, Karolinska University Hospital HuddingeKarolinska InstituteStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Institution of Women’s and Child’s Health, Department of Neonatology, Astrid Lindgren’s Children’s HospitalKarolinska InstituteStockholmSweden
  4. 4.Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology A5:04Karolinska University Hospital SolnaStockholmSweden

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