The team of ErasmusMC in Rotterdam have published in paper in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology with title: Fetal and infant growth patterns and left and right ventricular measures in childhood assesses by cardiac MRI. This is a population-based prospective cohort study among 2827 children, who underwent a cardiac MRI procedure at 20 and 30 weeks of pregnancy, at birth, as well as at 0.5, 1, 2, 6 and 10 years. RV and LV functions as well as mass were measured with Medis Suite MR. They concluded that children who are larger at birth and grow taller and leaner in childhood have larger hearts relative to body surface area. Small size at birth children, who grow shorter and heavier in childhood, have relatively smaller hearts with larger LV mass-to-volume ratio. And both fetal and childhood growth are important for the development of cardiac dimensions.
For further read: doi:10.1177/2047487319866022