Echocardiographic evaluation of left ventricular systolic function in the Down syndrome

Am J Cardiol. 1998 May 15;81(10):1215-7. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(98)00094-0.


Left ventricular systolic function was evaluated by echo-Doppler in 22 Down syndrome patients without congenital heart disease. Although they had evident left ventricular hyperkinesia, this did not appear to reflect intrinsic abnormalities of myocardial properties but a reduced afterload.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Down Syndrome / diagnostic imaging*
  • Down Syndrome / physiopathology*
  • Echocardiography, Doppler*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Systole
  • Ventricular Function, Left*