Comparison of aortic stiffness in patients with juvenile forms of ascending aortic dilatation with versus without Marfan's syndrome

Thomas Oosterhof, Gijs J. Nollen, Ernst E. van der Wall, Anje M. Spijkerboer, Jana Hrudova, Berto J. Bouma, Marcel G. W. Dijkgraaf, Barbara J. M. Mulder

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Aortic stiffness in 78 patients with juvenile forms of ascending aortic dilation with Marfan's syndrome was compared with aortic stiffness in 17 patients without Marlan's syndrome. In the ascending aorta and aortic arch, aortic stiffness was similarly increased in the 2 groups. In the descending aorta, however, aortic stiffness was increased only in patients with Marfan's syndrome. (c) 2005 by Excerpta Medica Inc
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)996-998
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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