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Scleroderma heart disease with slow flow velocity in coronary arteries.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1235317     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A young woman with scleroderma heart disease is presented. Complete work-up including hemodynamic studies revealed biventricular dysfunction, left ventricular hypokinesia and normal coronary arteries with slow flow velocity in coronary arteries. This finding, though not diagnostic, is consistent with small vessels disease secondary to scleroderma. Favorable prognosis in our patient on medical management is encouraging. No conclusions can be drawn on the basis of one patient. Further work is warranted in scleroderma patients with cardiomegaly to define the status of the myocardial microcirculation and its possible role in their prognosis.
M P Gupta; S Zoneraich; W Zeitlin; O Zoneraich; W D'Angelo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1975 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-05-25     Completed Date:  1977-05-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  116-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Flow Velocity
Coronary Vessels / physiopathology*
Heart Diseases / diagnosis,  physiopathology*
Heart Ventricles / radiography
Scleroderma, Systemic / diagnosis,  physiopathology*

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