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Aortic elastic properties in Takayasu arteritis.
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PMID:  9894713     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe the case of a female patient with Takayasu arteritis. The aortic elastic properties were improved after the administration of diltiazem, as assessed by the aortic pressure-diameter relation. Consequently, the patient was treated with diltiazem at a dose of 270 mg/day for three years. During this follow-up period, there have been no life-threatening events related to Takayasu arteritis.
C Stefanadis; J Dernellis; P Toutouzas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0167-5273     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1998 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-03-24     Completed Date:  1999-03-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  273-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aorta / drug effects,  pathology,  physiopathology*
Diltiazem / therapeutic use
Elasticity / drug effects
Middle Aged
Takayasu Arteritis / drug therapy,  pathology,  physiopathology*
Vasodilator Agents / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Vasodilator Agents; 42399-41-7/Diltiazem

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