Relationship between left ventricular diastolic dysfunction and six minute walk test in patients with systemic sclerosis


AKDOGAN A. , KAYA E. B. , SAHIN A., OKUTUCU S. , Yakut E., KALYONCU U. , ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RHEUMATIC DISEASES, vol.14, no.4, pp.379-383, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1756-185x.2011.01672.x
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RHEUMATIC DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.379-383

Abstract

Objective: The six minute walk test (6MWT) is used for the assessment of functional capacity in pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases. Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) is the most common cardiac abnormality in systemic sclerosis (SSc). The aim of this study was to define the effect of LVDD on 6MWT parameters in patients with SSc.