Research conducted on 102 babies born prematurely to the age of 20 years, this study was compared with 132 people who were born normally, it was found that those born prematurely in adulthood had a vertical heart chamber on the right so that their size was larger. small but heavier with thicker wall pumping capacity and narrower pumping capacity than normal. This is supported by research from the American Heart Associaton’s journal Circulation, which states that an early age or premature birth of a baby will have an impact on the size and function of the ventricle on the right side.
The function of the ventricles itself is to pump blood throughout the body. Humans have the right and left ventricles which have their respective responsibilities, the right ventricle is responsible for pumping blood to the lungs through the pulmonary arteries, while the left ventricle pumps oxygen to the drum through the aorta. Furthermore, a study in England, conducted by a cardiologist, found that 10 percent of adults who had a history of preterm birth had an impact on ventricular size and function and had a higher risk of cardiovascular disease compared with normal births. This makes high curious, what is the relationship between a history of preterm birth and an increased risk of heart disease. The same study tries to identify in a small group of patients who have a history of preterm birth, so as to identify the underlying cause and also provide health care services regarding their possible risk of cardiosvascular disease.
A study conducted from a small group of patients with a history of preterm birth found that there were differences in the heart ventricles although their size was only smaller than normal, but had an effect on health. Towards older age, changes to the function and structure of the right ventricle can increase the risk of heart failure as well as cardiovascular disease although studies conducted using samples born prematurely had no association with the health problems participating in the study.
Thus it is very important to maintain health during pregnancy, maintaining nutritional intake during pregnancy is the best way to meet needs nutrition of pregnant women and fetuses. Furthermore, examination and consultation with a doctor is very important to maintain and minimize the possibility of preterm birth. The birth of premature babies also has an impact on the short-term health of your baby, one of which is generally the birth of a premature baby causing delayed breastfeeding because your baby requires medical treatment using an incobator. Not only that, other effects can occur because babies who are born early or premature do not yet have maturity in their organ systems.