What is the role of cardiovascular imaging in the diagnosis of Turner syndrome?

Updated: Mar 19, 2021
  • Author: Maala S Daniel, MBBS; Chief Editor: Luis O Rohena, MD, MS, FAAP, FACMG  more...
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Upon diagnosis, evaluate the heart and aorta with echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or both.

Measure 4-limb blood pressures, because of the high incidence of coarctation of the aorta.

A cardiologist should monitor abnormalities.

Because of the risk of aortic dissection, cardiovascular examinations should be repeated every 5 years during adulthood.

A complete cardiovascular evaluation should be completed prior to attempting assisted reproduction. [36]


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