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Proximal Aorta Longitudinal Strain Predicts Aortic Root Dilation Rate and Aortic Events in Marfan Syndrome

Thursday, April 18, 2019

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Source Name: European Heart Journal


Andrea Guala, Gisela Teixidó-Tura, Jose Rodríguez-Palomares, Aroa Ruiz-Muñoz, Lydia Dux-Santoy, Nicolas Villalva, Chiara Granato, Laura Galian, Laura Gutiérrez, Teresa González-Alujas, Violeta Sanchez, Alberto Forteza, David García-Dorado, Artur Evangelista

In this study, researchers from Spain have found that the longitudinal strain of the proximal aorta, as detected by cardiac magnetic resonance, is a risk factor for aortic root dilation rate and aortic events (hazard ratio 1.290, 95% confidence interval 1.123 - 1.481, P<0.001) in patients with Marfan syndrome.

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