What is it about?
This research aimed to determine the prevalence, secular trends and associations of heart disease in a large adolescent population.Thin subjects or those with skeletal anomalies had more structural heart abnormalities. Significant valvar and structural anomalies were more common in subjects with learning disorders, endocrine disorders and diabetes mellitus. Fewer valvar abnormalities were diagnosed in obese subjects. Heart disease was more common in those with non-solid malignant tumors
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Why is it important?
Appreciable numbers of potentially healthy adolescents were found to have heart disease. There appeared to be an association with body size, skeletal abnormalities and relatively common medical disorders, the cause of which remains to be determined in prospective studies that could change the way common adolescent disease should be followed.
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This page is a summary of: Cardiac anomalies and associated comorbidities in a large adolescent population, International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, June 2017, De Gruyter, DOI: 10.1515/ijamh-2017-0020.
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