Assessment of cardiac function in absence of congenital and acquired heart disease in patients with Down syndrome


Balli S., Yucel I. K. , Kibar A. E. , Ece I., Sen Dalkiran E., Candan S.

WORLD JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.12, no.4, pp.463-469, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12519-016-0012-3
  • Journal Name: WORLD JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.463-469
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Extra genetic material in patients with Down syndrome (DS) may affect the function of any organ system. We evaluated cardiac functions using conventional tissue Doppler and two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography in patients with DS in the absence of congenital and acquired heart disease in patients.