Down syndrome: a cardiovascular perspective

J. C. Vis, M. G. J. Duffels, M. M. Winter, M. E. Weijerman, J. M. Cobben, S. A. Huisman, B. J. M. Mulder

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Abstract

This review focuses on the heart and vascular system in patients with Down syndrome. A clear knowledge on the wide spectrum of various abnormalities associated with this syndrome is essential for skilful management of cardiac problems in patients with Down syndrome. Epidemiology of congenital heart defects, cardiovascular aspects and thyroid-related cardiac impairment in patients with Down syndrome will be discussed
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-425
JournalJournal of intellectual disability research
Volume53
Issue numberPart 5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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