31. Connective Tissue Disorders

  1. Wyman W. Lai MD, MPH Director Associate Professor6,7,
  2. Luc L. Mertens MD, PhD Section Head Associate Professor8,9,
  3. Meryl S. Cohen MD Associate Professor Director10,11,12 and
  4. Tal Geva MD Professor of Pediatrics Chief13,14
  1. Julie De Backer MD, PhD Senior Clinical Investigator Head1,2,
  2. Ann De Paepe MD, PhD Professor Head1,3,
  3. Bart Loeys MD, PhD Associate Professor Assistant-Chief1,3 and
  4. Harry C. Dietz MD Investigator4,5

Published Online: 5 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306309.ch31

Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult

Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult

How to Cite

De Backer, J., De Paepe, A., Loeys, B. and Dietz, H. C. (2009) Connective Tissue Disorders, in Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult (eds W. W. Lai, L. L. Mertens, M. S. Cohen and T. Geva), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306309.ch31

Editor Information

  1. 6

    Columbia University, USA

  2. 7

    Non-Invasive Cardiology Imaging, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian, New York, NY, USA

  3. 8

    Echocardiography, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada

  4. 9

    University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

  5. 10

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 11

    Echocardiography Laboratory, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  7. 12

    Cardiology Fellowship Training Program, The Children' Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  8. 13

    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

  9. 14

    Division of Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging, Department of Cardiology, Children' Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

  2. 2

    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Ghent, Ghent, Belgium

  3. 3

    Department of Medical Genetics, University Hospital Ghent, Ghent, Belgium

  4. 4

    Victor A. McKusick Professor of Medicine and Genetics, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Medicine and Molecular Biology and Genetics, Baltimore, MD, USA

  5. 5

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 25 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174015

Online ISBN: 9781444306309



  • connective tissue disorders;
  • atrioventricular (AV) valve prolapse;
  • extracellular matrix (ECM);
  • ascending aorta dilation;
  • mitral valve prolapse (MVP);
  • left ventricular dysfunction;
  • vascular Ehlers–Danlos syndrome (EDS);
  • aortic aneurysms with cutis laxa


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Cardiovascular lesions

  • Practical guidelines for cardiovascular imaging in connective tissue disorders

  • References