Your institution is subscribed to Read Institutional Edition. Log in or Sign Up to read full text articles.


Echocardiographic study in children with osteogenesis imperfecta

Bruna S Pinheiro, Patrícia M Barrios, Liliane T Souza, Têmis M Félix
Cardiology in the Young 2020 August 14, : 1-6

BACKGROUND: Osteogenesis imperfecta is a collagen type I bone disorder. Recently, extra-skeletal manifestations have been described, including many cardiovascular alterations. This study aims to report echocardiogram study in children with osteogenesis imperfecta compared to a control group.

METHODS: A cross-sectional comparative study took place in the Reference Center for Treatment of Osteogenesis Imperfecta in Southern Brazil. Fifty-four patients with osteogenesis imperfecta were paired with 54 controls, based on body surface area, and echocardiogram findings were compared.

RESULTS: All cases were asymptomatic for cardiac manifestations. The case group presented significant larger values in aortic diameter, left atrium diameter, left ventricule end-diastolic diameter, left ventricule end-systolic diameter, and right ventricle diameter compared with the control group. The analysis considering the severity of osteogenesis imperfecta shows that in mild osteogenesis imperfecta, the aortic diameter (p < 0.001), left atrium diameter (p = 0.002), left ventricule end-diastolic diameter (p = 0.001), left ventricule end-systolic diameter (p = 0.026), and right ventricle diameter (p < 0.001) were significantly larger than in the control group. Patients with moderate/severe osteogenesis imperfecta had similar results, with aortic diameter (p < 0.001), left atrium diameter (p < 0.001), left ventricule end-diastolic diameter (p = 0.013), and left ventricule end-systolic diameter (0.004) statistically larger than controls. Twenty-six (48.1%) of the cases had physiological tricuspid regurgitation and in controls this finding was observed in eight (14.8%) (p < 0.001).

CONCLUSION: Children with osteogenesis imperfecta presented cardiac function within the normal pattern, but dimensions of left ventricular dimensions were increased compared to the ones of the controls.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Trending Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.


Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"

We want to hear from doctors like you!

Take a second to answer a survey question.