168: Does elective cesarean delivery affect long-term cardiovascular morbidity of the offspring? Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective To determine whether cesarean delivery (CD) has an impact on the risk of long- term cardiovascular morbidity of the offspring. Study Design A population-based cohort analysis was performed including all singleton deliveries occurring between 1991-2013 at a single tertiary medical center. A comparison was performed between children delivered via CD and those delivered vaginally. Multiple gestation and fetuses with cardiac as well as other congenital malformations were excluded. All cases of urgent CD due to non- reassuring fetal status, non-progressive labor, prolapse of cord, preeclampsia, placenta previa, placental abruption, gestational diabetes, labor induction and failed induction, fetal growth restriction, preterm PROM, and instrumental deliveries, were excluded from the analysis. Hospitalizations of the offspring up to the age of 18 years involving …

publication date

  • January 1, 2018