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Left ventricular thickness is increased in nonhypertensive Turner's syndrome.
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PMID:  19486113     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
BACKGROUND: Turner's syndrome (TS), the most frequent congenital anomaly in newborn girls, is associated with various cardiovascular abnormalities, predominantly bicuspid aortic valves and aortic coarctation. The causes of the left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and ECG findings associated with TS are unknown. We used echocardiography to assess cardiac structure and function in normotensive patients with TS. METHOD: Thirty-one patients with TS and 30 healthy women were enrolled in this comparative study. Twelve-lead ECG, 24-hour-ambulatory ECG recording, and echocardiography were performed. RESULTS: With 24-hour-ambulatory ECG recording, the mean heart rate (HR) of TS women was higher than non-TS women. With echocardiographic examination, the interventricular septum diastolic thickness, left ventricle posterior wall diastolic thickness (LVPW), the LV mass index (LVMI), and left atrial diameter index (LADi) were significantly higher in TS women compared with controls. Mitral flow A velocity was significantly higher and the ratio of early to late diastolic filling was significantly lower in TS patients. CONCLUSION: HR, LV wall thicknesses, LVMI and the LADi are significantly increased in normohypertensive TS women. There is also subclinical diastolic dysfunction in these patients.
Ahmet Bilge Sozen; Kivanc Cefle; Hasan Kudat; Sukru Ozturk; Huseyin Oflaz; Vakur Akkaya; Sukru Palanduz; Seref Demirel; Mustafa Ozcan; Taner Goren; Ozen Guven
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-05-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  943-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.
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