Physical Growth and Echocardiographic Findings in Children with Down Syndrome

  • Sudigdo Sastroasmoro Department of Child Health, Medical School, University of Indonesia, Jakarta
  • Mathilda Y. lnkiriwang Department of Child Health, Medical School, University of Indonesia, Jakarta
  • Bambang Madiyono Department of Child Health, Medical School, University of Indonesia, Jakarta
  • lsmet N Oesman Department of Child Health, Medical School, University of Indonesia, Jakarta
Keywords: physical growth, echocardiographic findings, children, down syndrome

Abstract

We compared the physical growth, nutritional status, and echocardiographic findings in children aged 3-7 years with Down syndrome who had no congenital heart disease. Thirty such patients who consecutively referred to the Division of Cardiology, Department of Child Health, Medical School, University of Indonesia/Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta, were compared with sex and age matched controls consisted of normal children attending the Department. It appears that growth and nutritional status of children with Down syndrome tended to be retarded when compared to those of the controls. However, no significant difference were found on the M-mode echocardiographic values of the left ventricle, except that the left ventricular posterior wall thickness in study subjects was more that that of the controls. We concluded that although the pulmonary architecture of patients with Down syndrome is thought to be less developed than that of normal children, it does not affect the left ventricular measurements and function as measured by M-mode echocardiography.

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Published
2017-07-11
How to Cite
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Sastroasmoro S, lnkiriwang M, Madiyono B, Oesman lsmet. Physical Growth and Echocardiographic Findings in Children with Down Syndrome. PI [Internet]. 11Jul.2017 [cited 15Jul.2024];38(3-4):54-1. Available from: https://paediatricaindonesiana.org/index.php/paediatrica-indonesiana/article/view/1560
Received 2017-07-06
Accepted 2017-07-06
Published 2017-07-11