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Cardiac MRI detects aortic dilation in pediatric Turner's syndrome

March 4, 2015

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — The use of cardiac MRI allows detection of cases of aortic dilation in pediatric patients with Turner’s syndrome, cases that were not seen on echocardiography, according to a prospective cohort study presented here.

“The main challenge [in using cardiac MRI] is that it is more expensive than echocardiography,” said Scott Somerville, MD, a fourth-year resident in pediatric endocrinology at the University of Alberta/Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. “In addition, only major centers will have [access to] cardiac MRI. In contrast, echocardiography is noninvasive and performed at most centers, and cardiologists are comfortable interpreting it.”

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Cardiac MRI detects aortic dilation in pediatric Turner's syndrome

March 4, 2015
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — The use of cardiac MRI allows detection of cases of aortic dilation in pediatric patients with Turner’s syndrome…
Meeting News CoveragePerspective

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March 3, 2015
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Children with type 1 diabetes who have a balanced school day schedule, which includes two 45-minute breaks, have…
Marc P. Michalsky In the Journals

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Steven M. Willi In the Journals

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