Aortic root dilation and aortic elastic properties in children after repair of tetralogy of Fallot.

@article{Chong2006AorticRD,
  title={Aortic root dilation and aortic elastic properties in children after repair of tetralogy of Fallot.},
  author={Winston Chong and Wilfred Hang-Sang Wong and Clement Shui Wah Chiu and Yiu-Fai Cheung},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={97 6},
  pages={
          905-9
        }
}
Analyses of aortic specimens obtained from patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) revealed elastic fiber fragmentation. This study sought to determine the prevalence of aortic root dilation and aortic regurgitation (AR) in children after TOF repair and tested the hypothesis that aortic elastic properties are altered and related to aortic root dilation in these patients. Aortic dimensions, adjusted for body surface area and expressed as z scores, and AR were assessed echocardiographically in 67… CONTINUE READING
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