hrp0084p1-146 | Miscelleaneous | ESPE2015

Salt Sensitivity of Blood Pressure at Age 7–8 Years in Preterm Born Children

Ruys Charlotte A , Lafeber Harrie N , Rotteveel Joost , Finken Martijn J J

Background: Preterm birth is associated with hypertension and increased fat contents in later life. Salt sensitivity (SS) could be a mechanism underlying this relationship. In adults SS has been recognised as a cause of hypertension that is related to low birth weight and obesity.Objective and hypotheses: We studied the prevalence of SS in 7–8-year old children born <32 weeks of gestation and/or with a birth weight <1500 g as well as its rel...