Response by Naidoo et al to Letter Regarding Article “Early Life Factors and Longitudinal Blood Pressure Trajectories Are Associated With Elevated Blood Pressure in Early Adulthood: BT20 Cohort”

Response by Naidoo et al to Letter Regarding Article “Early Life Factors and Longitudinal Blood... Letter to the Editor Letters to the Editor are not a regular feature of Hypertension and if deemed suitable, will be published only as space permits. Letters may be considered by the editors on a case by case basis to encourage transparency and reproducibility in science. Sanushka Naidoo Response by Naidoo et al to Letter Regarding Juliana Kagura Article “Early Life Factors and Longitudinal Medical Research Council/Wits Developmental Pathways for Blood Pressure Trajectories Are Associated Health Research Unit With Elevated Blood Pressure in Early Department of Paediatrics and Child Health Adulthood: BT20 Cohort” University of the Witwatersrand In Response: Johannesburg, South Africa In response to Messerli et al regarding the effect of in vitro fertilization on the presence of elevated blood pressure in the June Fabian Birth-to-20 cohort, all of the pregnancies that were included Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre in our cohort were naturally conceived. Only 3 South African Department of Medicine public sector hospitals, which the majority of our participants Johannesburg, South Africa access, offer fertility treatment. One of these is in Pretoria and 2 in Cape Town, areas not readily accessible to our participants. Shane A. Norris Because of the immense cost involved in fertility treatment, it is MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit currently not feasible for this service to be offered in the public Department of Paediatrics and Child Health health sector in a developing country such as ours. Even in the University of the Witwatersrand private health sector, medical insurance will not cover the entire Johannesburg, South Africa cost of fertility treatment, leaving most people having to cover the cost out of pocket. References Although it is interesting to note the findings of Meister et al, 1. Messerli F, Rexhaj E, Scherrer U. Letter by Messerli et al Regarding we are unable to add such analysis to our study. Article “Early Life Factors and Longitudinal Blood Pressure Trajectories Are Associated With Elevated Blood Pressure in Early Adulthood: BT20 Cohort”. Hypertension. 2019;73:e83. doi: Sources of Funding 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.119.12753 None. 2. Meister TA, Rimoldi SF, Soria R, von Arx R, Messerli FH, Sartori C, Scherrer U, Rexhaj E. Association of assisted reproductive Disclosures technologies with arterial hypertension during adolescence. J Am Coll None. Cardiol. 2018;72:1267–1274. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.06.060 Letters to the Editor should not exceed 500 words (typed double-spaced) plus 5 references in length and may be subject to editing or abridgment. (Hypertension. 2019;73:e84. DOI: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.119.12835.) © 2019 American Heart Association, Inc. Hypertension is available at https://www.ahajournals.org/journal/hyp DOI: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.119.12835 e84 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hypertension Wolters Kluwer Health

Response by Naidoo et al to Letter Regarding Article “Early Life Factors and Longitudinal Blood Pressure Trajectories Are Associated With Elevated Blood Pressure in Early Adulthood: BT20 Cohort”

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Letter to the Editor Letters to the Editor are not a regular feature of Hypertension and if deemed suitable, will be published only as space permits. Letters may be considered by the editors on a case by case basis to encourage transparency and reproducibility in science. Sanushka Naidoo Response by Naidoo et al to Letter Regarding Juliana Kagura Article “Early Life Factors and Longitudinal Medical Research Council/Wits Developmental Pathways for Blood Pressure Trajectories Are Associated Health Research Unit With Elevated Blood Pressure in Early Department of Paediatrics and Child Health Adulthood: BT20 Cohort” University of the Witwatersrand In Response: Johannesburg, South Africa In response to Messerli et al regarding the effect of in vitro fertilization on the presence of elevated blood pressure in the June Fabian Birth-to-20 cohort, all of the pregnancies that were included Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre in our cohort were naturally conceived. Only 3 South African Department of Medicine public sector hospitals, which the majority of our participants Johannesburg, South Africa access, offer fertility treatment. One of these is in Pretoria and 2 in Cape Town, areas not readily accessible to our participants. Shane A. Norris Because of the immense cost involved in fertility treatment, it is MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit currently not feasible for this service to be offered in the public Department of Paediatrics and Child Health health sector in a developing country such as ours. Even in the University of the Witwatersrand private health sector, medical insurance will not cover the entire Johannesburg, South Africa cost of fertility treatment, leaving most people having to cover the cost out of pocket. References Although it is interesting to note the findings of Meister et al, 1. Messerli F, Rexhaj E, Scherrer U. Letter by Messerli et al Regarding we are unable to add such analysis to our study. Article “Early Life Factors and Longitudinal Blood Pressure Trajectories Are Associated With Elevated Blood Pressure in Early Adulthood: BT20 Cohort”. Hypertension. 2019;73:e83. doi: Sources of Funding 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.119.12753 None. 2. Meister TA, Rimoldi SF, Soria R, von Arx R, Messerli FH, Sartori C, Scherrer U, Rexhaj E. Association of assisted reproductive Disclosures technologies with arterial hypertension during adolescence. J Am Coll None. Cardiol. 2018;72:1267–1274. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.06.060 Letters to the Editor should not exceed 500 words (typed double-spaced) plus 5 references in length and may be subject to editing or abridgment. (Hypertension. 2019;73:e84. DOI: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.119.12835.) © 2019 American Heart Association, Inc. Hypertension is available at https://www.ahajournals.org/journal/hyp DOI: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.119.12835 e84

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