Increased arterial stiffness in young normotensive patients with Turner syndrome: associations with vascular biomarkers

Ucar A., Oz F., Bas F. , Oflaz H., Nisli K., Tugrul M. Z. , ...More

CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, vol.82, no.5, pp.719-727, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 82 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/cen.12626
  • Page Numbers: pp.719-727


ObjectivesFactors contributing to arteriopathy in patients with Turner syndrome (TS) remain unclear. We assessed arterial stiffness in young, normotensive patients with TS and correlated arterial stiffness with vascular biomarkers, GH treatment and oestrogen exposure. Sixty-one patients with TS (mean age, 126years; range 66-213years) were matched for age and sex with 61 healthy peers. Associations between arterial stiffness and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), atrial NP (ANP), plasma aldosterone/plasma renin activity (PRA), IGF1 and IGFBP3 were examined after adjusting for well-established confounders of vascular disease.