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Mucopolysaccharidosis MPS IVA is a rare lysosomal storage disorder with multiple skeletal and non-skeletal abnormalities requiring multiple surgical interventions. It is well known that patients with MPS IVA suffer from tachycardia, but cardiac and hemodynamic alterations have not been reported to date. We investigated the cardiovascular and hemodynamic alterations in patients with MPS IVA and developed a possible patho-mechanism for cardiovascular deterioration during anesthesia.

Material and Methods

In this observational study, serial cardiac examinations were performed in 54 patients with MPS IVA who were followed at the Children’s Hospital of the Mainz Medical University Mainz, Germany between 1991 and 2014 follow-up 1–24 years; median 5.8 years. Results were compared with data from a large central European cohort of more than 2000 healthy infants and children.


None of the patients had arterial hypertension, but 4% had evidence of increased pulmonary artery pressure. Patients developed aortic root extension up to 6.9 standard deviations above normal. Left-sided valve leaflet thickening occurred in 26 patients five with valve disease. Patients had lower left ventricular dimensions z: –1.02±0.1, lower stroke volumes z: –2.3±0.17, lower left ventricular mass z: –1.5±0.21, but higher wall thickness z: +0.8±0.16, and higher work index z: +2.5±0.2 compared to healthy control subjects. Cardiac output was preserved by an increase in heart rate of 21%. Sixty % of patients showed impaired diastolic filling; heart rate 99.0±1.8 vs. 92.0±2.1 bpm, age 18.0±1.8 vs. 14.2±1 years, and cardiothoracic ratio 61.6±3.6% vs. 55±4.2% of these patients were higher compared to those with normal filling.


The results of this study suggest an age-progressive disproportion of the intra-thoracic organs of patients with MPS IVA, which is accompanied by aortic root extension and thickened left ventricles, with reduced stroke volumes, impaired diastolic filling patterns, and increased heart rates.

Autor: Christoph Kampmann , Tariq Abu-Tair, Seyfullah Gökce, Christina Lampe, Jörg Reinke, Eugen Mengel, Julia B. Hennermann, Christia

Fuente: http://plos.srce.hr/


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