Aortic Dimensions in Turner Syndrome

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified February 2008 by University of Aarhus.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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University of Aarhus Identifier:
First received: February 19, 2008
Last updated: February 27, 2008
Last verified: February 2008
An observational study of 102 women with Turner syndrome followed for 6 years with a two-yearly examination including ECHO, MRI of the heart and 24 ambulatory blood pressure. It has been found that besides an significantly increased risk of congenital cardiac malformations, TS have an increased risk of developing cardiac disease including the life threatening condition of aortic dilatation and rupture. The aim of the study is to describe the cardiac conditions of TS, evaluate different methods of examination and identify possible risc factors.

Turner Syndrome

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Aortic Dimensions, 24hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure and Sympathovagal Tone in Turner Syndrome. In Relation to Aortic Dilatation and Dissection.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Aortic diameter at 3 well-defined levels measured by MRI and ECHO [ Time Frame: 2-yearly for 6 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 24hour ambulatory blood pressure [ Time Frame: 24h 2-yearly for 6 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Blood samples

Enrollment: 102
Study Start Date: August 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
women with Turner syndrome
Control women


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Recrutted from hospital clinics and through the patient organisation

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Turner syndrome
  • Age 18-70 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Extreme adipositas
  • Contraindications to a MRI scan
  • Malignant disease
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Professor Jens Sandahl Christiansen, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark Identifier: NCT00624949     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20010248 
Study First Received: February 19, 2008
Last Updated: February 27, 2008
Health Authority: Denmark: The Regional Committee on Biomedical Research Ethics

Keywords provided by University of Aarhus:
Turner syndrome
aortic dimensions
blood pressure
aortic dilatation
aortic rupture

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gonadal Dysgenesis
Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
Turner Syndrome
Adnexal Diseases
Cardiovascular Abnormalities
Cardiovascular Diseases
Chromosome Disorders
Congenital Abnormalities
Disorders of Sex Development
Endocrine System Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Genital Diseases, Female
Gonadal Disorders
Heart Defects, Congenital
Heart Diseases
Ovarian Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Sex Chromosome Disorders
Sex Chromosome Disorders of Sex Development
Urogenital Abnormalities processed this record on May 01, 2016