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Cardiac MRI

Since Turner syndrome was first described in 1938, pediatric endocrinologists, cardiologists and other specialists have done extensive research to better understand the disorder and improve quality of life for patients. Many advancements in the treatment of the disease have been made; at present, for example, growth hormone therapy can increase final adult height in women with Turner syndrome…Read more



MRI – According to Paul H. Saenger, the sensitivity of MRI in the detection of cardiovascular problems in patients with Turner syndrome is superior to echocardiography. “Therefore,” Saenger said, “an MRI is the method of choice for all patients past the age of 10 years.”
Endocrine Today news article

The Heart in Turner Syndrome pdf
Leo Lopez MD
Director of Pediatric Cardiac Noninvasive Imaging
Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Emergency Contact Card Program

Custom made cards for your protection

The Turner Syndrome Foundation’s Emergency Contact Card program allows for peace of mind. Patients and caregivers carry a medical identification card that provides information that can speak for them if ever there is a medical emergency. With an identification card in hand, a healthcare professional aware of this condition can direct care strategies and possibly save lives.

Learn more about ECC and order here

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