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Clinical Summary

Child abuse and neglect linked to later heart failure

Jenny Blair, MD   |   14 October 2022

Takeaway

  • Childhood maltreatment is associated with incident heart failure (HF).

Why this matters

  • Psychological stressors are modifiable risk factors for incident HF.
  • Up to one-third of children experience maltreatment, which has been linked to composite cardiovascular outcomes.
  • Data on its links to HF have been conflicting.

Study design

  • Prospective study...

          

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