The evaluation of left ventricular systolic and diastolic functions in patients with Friedreich ataxia - A pulse tissue Doppler study


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Koc F. , Akpinar O., Yerdelen D., Demir M. , Sarica Y., Kanadasi M.

INTERNATIONAL HEART JOURNAL, vol.46, no.3, pp.443-452, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1536/ihj.46.443
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL HEART JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.443-452

Abstract

Friedreich's ataxia (FRDA), the most common subtype of early onset hereditary ataxia, is an autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder caused by unstable GAA expansions. Two-dimensional, pulse, and pulse tissue Doppler echocardiographic examinations were performed on 21 patients with GAA expansion.