Assessment of aortic stiffness in marfan syndrome using two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography
Kiotsekoglou, Anatoli × Moggridge, James C Saha, Samir K Kapetanakis, Venediktos Govindan, Malini Alpendurada, Francisco Mullen, Michael J Camm, John Sutherland, George R Bijnens, Bart Child, Anne H #
Echocardiography vol:28 issue:1 pages:29-37
Extracellular matrix remodeling in the aortic wall results in increased aortic stiffness (AoS) in Marfan syndrome (MFS). Pulsed-wave velocity (PWV) constitutes the best indirect AoS measurement. We aimed to assess PWV in MFS patients using two-dimensional (2D) and Doppler echocardiography.