Chapter 22. The Fetal Origins of Coronary Heart Disease

  1. Salim Yusuf1,
  2. John A Cairns2,
  3. A John Camm3,
  4. Ernest L Fallen4 and
  5. Bernard J Gersh5
  1. David JP Barker

Published Online: 4 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch22

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Barker, D. J. (2002) The Fetal Origins of Coronary Heart Disease, in Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), BMJ Books, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Research Chair, Senior Scientist of the Canadian Institute of Health Research, Director of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine, McMaster, University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  2. 2

    Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  3. 3

    Professor of Clinical Cardiology and Chief, Department of Cardiological Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK

  4. 4

    Professor Emeritus, McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  5. 5

    Consultant in Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 NOV 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727916990

Online ISBN: 9780470986882

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Keywords:

  • fetal origins;
  • coronary heart disease;
  • hypertension;
  • hazard ratios;
  • maternal nutrition

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Growth and CHD

  • Growth and hypertension and type 2 diabetes

  • Biologic mechanisms

  • Responses to adult living standards

  • Strength of effects

  • Mothers and babies today

  • CHD epidemics

  • Conclusion