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Hypertension is a major risk factor for aortic root dilatation in women with Turner's syndrome.

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Women with Turner's syndrome (TS) have a threefold increase in mortality, primarily as a result of their cardiovascular complications. Recently, the risk of fatal aortic dissection has come to light as a major cause of mortality in women with TS. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of aortic root dilatation in a group of women with TS and to investigate the factors contributing to its development. Thirty-eight women with TS attending a dedicated adult Turner clinic were examine...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, Cardiovascular Medicine, BHF Centre of Research Excellence
Role:
Author
Journal:
Clinical endocrinology
Volume:
54
Issue:
1
Pages:
69-73
Publication date:
2001-01-05
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EISSN:
1365-2265
ISSN:
0300-0664
URN:
uuid:c83826bb-a5ba-4ede-9ce9-769f5fbbbfa8
Source identifiers:
25031
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pubs:25031

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