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