Effect of aortic stiffness on left ventricular long-axis systolic function in adults with Marfan syndrome
Kiotsekoglou, Anatoli × Saha, Samir K Moggridge, James C Kapetanakis, Venedictos Bijnens, Bart Mullen, Michael J Camm, John Sutherland, George R Wilkinson, Ian B Child, Anne H #
Hellenic Journal of Cardiology vol:51 issue:6 pages:501-511
several studies have documented increased aortic stiffness in patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS) using echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging. Recent studies have also shown primary myocardial impairment in MFS. We investigated whether left ventricular (LV) function could be further impaired when acting against a stiff vascular system.