Right ventricular and atrial functions in systemic sclerosis patients without pulmonary hypertension Speckle-tracking echocardiographic study

Durmus E., Sunbul M. , Tigen K., Kivrak T., Ozen G., Sari I., ...Daha Fazla

HERZ, cilt.40, sa.4, ss.709-715, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00059-014-4113-2
  • Dergi Adı: HERZ
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.709-715


Background. Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a systemic connective tissue disease and cardiac involvement is one of the most important causes of death. Right ventricular (RV) systolic dysfunction is a poor prognostic finding in SSc patients. Assessment of RV function has some difficulties because of its crescent shape and extensive trabeculations. Two-dimensional (2D) speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) is an angle-independent quantitative technique to evaluate myocardial function. The aim of this study was to assess the RV and right atrial (RA) functions of SSc patients without pulmonary hypertension by using 2D STE.