Central pulse pressure is a major determinant of ascending aorta dilation in Marfan syndrome.

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BACKGROUND In patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS), brachial pulse pressure (PP) has been recognized as a risk factor for aortic dilatation, leading to aortic dissection, the main cause of premature death. However, the relationships between aortic PP, aortic stiffness, and aortic root dilation have not been investigated. Our main objective was to determine… (More)

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