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

@article{Jondeau1999CentralPP,
  title={Central pulse pressure is a major determinant of ascending aorta dilation in Marfan syndrome.},
  author={Guillaume Jondeau and Pierre Boutouyrie and Patrick Lacolley and Brigitte Laloux and Olivier Dubourg and J. P. Bourdarias and Sherry Laurent},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1999},
  volume={99 20},
  pages={2677-81}
}
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 whether central PP, which takes into account wave reflections and aortic stiffness, is a better determinant of ascending aorta diameter than… CONTINUE READING
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