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Cardiac involvement in rheumatoid arthritis: an echocardiographic study.
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PMID:  8281539     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thirty-nine consecutive patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and 40 control subjects were studied by echocardiography in order to assess the incidence of cardiac involvement in this disease. The occurrence of anatomic lesions in our series was lower than that observed in other studies. No differences in mean values of left and right ventricular diastolic function indexes obtained by Doppler echocardiography were found between patients and controls. However, in 26% of patients with RA, left ventricular abnormalities probably secondary to myocardial fibrosis were observed.
S Maione; G Valentini; A Giunta; R Tirri; A Giacummo; C Lippolis; M Arnese; A de Paulis; G Marone; G Tirri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0008-6312     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiology     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-02-17     Completed Date:  1994-02-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1266406     Medline TA:  Cardiology     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  234-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinica Medica, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italia.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / complications,  ultrasonography*
Diastole / physiology
Heart Diseases / epidemiology,  etiology,  ultrasonography*
Middle Aged
Pericardial Effusion / epidemiology,  etiology,  ultrasonography
Prospective Studies
Ventricular Function / physiology

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