Assessment of the relationship between aortic stiffness and left ventricular functions with echocardiography in patients with Sjogren's syndrome


Cicek O. F. , AKAR BAYRAM N. , AYHAN H. , Erten Ş. , Aslan A. N. , Sari C., ...Daha Fazla

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RHEUMATIC DISEASES, cilt.17, sa.6, ss.658-663, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/1756-185x.12258
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RHEUMATIC DISEASES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.658-663

Özet

Background and aim: Capable of multi-organ involvement in Sjogren's syndrome (SS), cardiac findings of pulmonary effusion, left ventricular diastolic dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension are seen in patients with SS. Aortic stiffness (AS) reflects the mechanical tension and elasticity of the aorta. In this study, our aim is to determine if there is any differences in AS and left ventricular function between patients diagnosed as SS and healthy control groups.