Impaired cardiac and vascular motion in patients with Takayasu's arteritis: A velocity vector imaging-based study


Yurdakul S., Alibaz-Oner F. , Direskeneli H. , Aytekin S.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.5, no.1, pp.16-21, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2017.16108
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.16-21

Abstract

Objective: Takayasu's arteritis (TAK) is a chronic inflammatory vasculitis of the aorta and its major branches. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the motion of the vascular wall and myocardial contractility by using a novel strain imaging method, velocity vector imaging (VVI), in patients with TAK. We also aimed to compare them with another inflammatory autoimmune disorder, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).