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., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RHEUMATIC DISEASES, vol.17, no.6, pp.658-663, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/1756-185x.12258
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RHEUMATIC DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.658-663

Abstract

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.