Title

Heart disease in adults With down syndrome between 1996 and 2016

Affiliations

From the Advocate Aurora Health, Downers Grove, IL (VF, AR, BC); James R. and Helen H. Russell Center for Research & Innovation, Advocate Medical Group Adult Down Syndrome Center

From the Advocate Aurora Health, Downers Grove, IL (VF, AR, BC); James R. and Helen H. Russell Center for Research & Innovation, Advocate Medical Group Adult Down Syndrome Center

From the Advocate Aurora Health, Downers Grove, IL (VF, AR, BC); James R. and Helen H. Russell Center for Research & Innovation, Advocate Medical Group Adult Down Syndrome Center

Abstract

PURPOSE: To describe demographic factors and calculate prevalence of heart disease-related conditions among the adult Down syndrome (DS) sample population and to compare demographic and heart disease-related conditions between the DS sample population (n = 2342) and the general population.

METHODS: Using a retrospective, descriptive cohort study design, analyses were based on 20 years of data collected on the Adult Down Syndrome Center patient population. Prevalence of heart disease, stroke, and associated risk conditions are reported as counts (%) with corresponding odds ratio (OR) indicating odds of diagnosis among the DS sample compared with the general population. Corresponding Pearson c

RESULTS: Adults with DS had lower odds of diagnosis of heart disease and most associated risk conditions, specifically coronary heart disease (OR = 0.0537,

CONCLUSION: Adults with DS generally experience less heart disease and associated risk conditions commonly seen in the general population. Prevention and treatment guidelines for heart disease for the DS population should be adjusted after more research is conducted.

Document Type

Article

PubMed ID

33219071

DOI

10.3122/jabfm.2020.06.190425

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