Detecting Subclinical Biventricular Impairment in Scleroderma Patients by Use of Pulsed-Wave Tissue Doppler Imaging


Can I., Onat A. M. , AYTEMİR K. , AKDOĞAN A. , Ureten K., KİRAZ S. , ...More

TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL, vol.36, no.1, pp.31-37, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.31-37

Abstract

Systemic scleroderma is a disease that is characterized by excessive fibroblastic activity and collagen deposition in various organs, including the heart. We sought to evaluate the limits of biventricular function as derived noninvasively from pulsed-wave tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) of tricuspid and mitral annular motion in patients who had scleroderma.