ERIC Number: EJ835876
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Down Syndrome: A Cardiovascular Perspective
Vis, J. C.; Duffels, M. G. J.; Winter, M. M.; Weijerman, M. E.; Cobben, J. M.; Huisman, S. A.; Mulder, B. J. M.
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, v53 n5 p419-425 May 2009
This review focuses on the heart and vascular system in patients with Down syndrome. A clear knowledge on the wide spectrum of various abnormalities associated with this syndrome is essential for skillful management of cardiac problems in patients with Down syndrome. Epidemiology of congenital heart defects, cardiovascular aspects and thyroid-related cardiac impairment in patients with Down syndrome will be discussed.
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Epidemiology, Patients, Heart Disorders, Physical Health, Physiology, Medical Services, Genetics, Metabolism
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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