Table 1

Maximum aortic diameter (mm) in Turner syndrome at inclusion and after an average follow-up time of 2.4 years compared with age-matched healthy controls (examined once).

Turner syndrome

(N = 80)

P† (Turner syndrome at baseline versus follow-up)

Controls

(N = 65)

P‡

(Controls versus Turner syndrome at baseline)


Baseline

Follow-up

Change during follow-up


Sinotubular junction

25.3 ± 4.3

25.7 ± 4.0

0.4 (0.1;0.7)

0.02

25.6 ± 2.7

0.7


Ascending aorta

27.5 ± 5.0

28.0 ± 5.1

0.6 (0.2;0.9)

0.009

26.5 ± 3.4

0.2


Distal ascending aorta

25.3 ± 3.6

25.2 ± 3.6

-0.1 (-0.3;0.2)

0.8

25.3 ± 2.9

0.9


Proximal aortic arch

23.4 ± 3.6

23.4 ± 3.4

0.1 (-0.1;0.4)

0.4

24.1 ± 2.8

0.2


Distal aortic arch

20.5 ± 2.7

20.5 ± 2.6

0.1 (-0.1;0.3)

0.5

22.8 ± 2.4

<0.0001


Aortic isthmus

19.3 ± 2.3

19.4 ± 2.3

0.1 (-0.1;0.3)

0.3

21.4 ± 2.3

<0.0001


Descending aorta

19.5 ± 2.8

19.4 ± 2.7

-0.05 (-0.2;0.1)

0.6

19.7 ± 2.3

0.7


Distal descending aorta

18.2 ± 2.2

18.1 ± 2.2

-0.1 (-0.2;0.1)

0.2

18.3 ± 2.3

0.7


†: Paired Student's t-test, equal variances assumed

‡: Independent Students t-test, equal variances assumed

Mortensen et al. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2010 12(Suppl 1):O27   doi:10.1186/1532-429X-12-S1-O27

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