Why Babies with Down Syndrome Experience Heart and Lung Problems
Source: Science Daily]
A study from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences has gained new insights into changes in heart function and blood pressure in the lungs of babies born with Down Syndrome.
Heart and lung conditions are common in babies born with Down Syndrome and can contribute to the requirement for intensive care and longer hospital admissions for babies with Down Syndrome compared to babies without Down Syndrome. The findings of this work will help clinicians to better asses one in 600 babies who are born with Down Syndrome in Ireland every year.
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