Can infant lung disease predict adult heart health?

Posted on 01. May, 2013 by in Academic Departments, Biomedical Engineering, Healthcare and Medicine, Issues, Magazine, Research

With $3.27 million from the National Institutes of Health, Pediatrics and Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Marlowe W. Eldridge and Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Naomi Chesler will research how bronchopulmonary dysplasia, a common condition in low-birth-weight infants, acts as a predictor of right heart failure in adulthood. Finding such a correlation could greatly inform treatment strategies for specific patients who develop heart conditions later in life.

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