Ascending Aortic Dimensions in Hypertensive Subjects: Reference Values for Two-Dimensional Echocardiography

Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography

20 Maggio Mag 2016 6 months ago
  • Pepi M

Systematic analysis of the ascending aorta in hypertensive patients showed that, together with age, sex, and body surface area, hypertension is an independent factor associated with increases in all four aortic diameters and that aortic dilation occurred more frequently at the level of the sinotubular junction and aortic arch.

Reference
Vizzardi E, Maffessanti F, Lorusso R, Sciatti E, Bonadei I, Gelsomino S, Metra M, Pepi M. Ascending Aortic Dimensions in Hypertensive Subjects: Reference Values for Two-Dimensional Echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2016; May 5. pii: S0894-7317(16)00216-9. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2016.03.016. [Epub ahead of print]

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