Imaging of cardiovascular risk in patients with Turner's syndrome

A Marin, J R Weir-McCall, D J Webb, E J R van Beek, S Mirsadraee

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Turner's syndrome is a disorder defined by an absent or structurally abnormal second X chromosome and affects around 1 in 2000 newborn females. The standardised mortality ratio in Turner's syndrome is around three-times higher than in the general female population, mainly as a result of cardiovascular disorders. Most striking is the early age at which Turner's syndrome patients develop the life-threatening complications of cardiovascular disorders compared to the general population. The cardiovascular risk stratification in Turner's syndrome is challenging and imaging is not systematically used. The aim of this article is to review cardiovascular risks in this group of patients and discuss a systematic imaging approach for early identification of cardiovascular disorders in these patients.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Radiology
Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2015


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