The usefulness of left atrial volume index and left ventricular mass index in determining subclinical cardiac involvement in patients with early-stage sarcoidosis


Kasapkara H. A. , Senturk A., Bilen E., Karaduman B. D. , Ayhan H., Ozen M. B. , ...More

IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, vol.185, no.3, pp.617-621, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 185 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11845-015-1318-1
  • Title of Journal : IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.617-621

Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a multi-systemic granulomatous disease of unknown etiology. The present study has been designed to evaluate the importance of diastolic dysfunction with left atrial volume index (LAVi) and left ventricular mass index (LVMi) in determining subclinical cardiac involvement in subjects with stage I-II pulmonary sarcoidosis.