Natural history of aortic root dilation through young adulthood in a hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome cohort.
- Alyssa Ritter,
- Carrie Atzinger,
- Brandon Hays,
- Jeanne James,
- Amy Shikany,
- Derek Neilson,
- Lisa Martin,
- Kathryn Nicole Weaver
Am J Med Genet A 2017 Apr 24. Epub 2017 Apr 24.
Division of Human Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) is a common inherited connective tissue disorder characterized by joint hypermobility. The natural history of aortic root dilation (AoD), a potential complication of EDS, has not been well characterized in this population. We describe the natural history of aortic root size in a large cohort of patients with hEDS. Read More