Swiss Doctor Says IVF Kids Are at Risk of Heart Problems

October 7, 2019

(SWI) – Urs Scherrer, professor emeritus of cardiology at the Inselspital in Bern, has been researching people conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF) for the past decade. Those conceived in vitro are already showing the first signs of heart trouble, as Scherrer told Swiss public television, SRF. “We expect that their hearts don’t function optimally under exertion, as would the hearts of normally conceived people the same age,” Scherrer said. In the past, Scherrer was able to show that his in vitro test subjects already had an increased risk of developing high blood pressure requiring treatment as adolescents.