Left ventricular hypertrophy in Turner syndrome: a prospective echocardiographic study.

@article{Mortensen2012LeftVH,
  title={Left ventricular hypertrophy in Turner syndrome: a prospective echocardiographic study.},
  author={Kristian Havmand Mortensen and Claus H\ojbjerg Gravholt and Britta Eilersen Hjerrild and Kirstine Stochholm and Niels Holmark Andersen},
  journal={Echocardiography},
  year={2012},
  volume={29 9},
  pages={1022-30}
}
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular risk stratification in Turner syndrome (TS) is difficult. Increased left ventricular mass associates with an adverse prognosis in several settings, and this study aimed to elucidate this risk marker in relation to metabolic and cardiovascular status in TS. METHODS An echocardiographic follow-up study (4.8 years) of 82 adult females with TS. Left ventricular mass was the primary outcome parameter. Metabolic status (glucose, Hemoglobin A1c, lipids), aortic valve… CONTINUE READING