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, cilt.5, sa.1, ss.16-21, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 5 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2017.16108
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.16-21

Özet

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).