Assessment of Atrial Conduction Time in Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

DOĞDU O., Yarlioglues M., KAYA M. G., Ardic I., KILINÇ Y., ELÇİK D., ...More

JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE MEDICINE, vol.59, no.2, pp.281-286, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.2310/jim.0b013e318207050a
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.281-286
  • Keywords: systemic lupus erythematosus, atrial conduction time, cardiac involvement, echocardiography, electrocardiography, P wave, P-WAVE DISPERSION, CARDIOVASCULAR MANIFESTATIONS, DISEASE-ACTIVITY, RISK-FACTORS, FIBRILLATION, ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, INFLAMMATION, ARRHYTHMIAS, MORTALITY
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disorder resulting in multisystemic inflammatory damage. Recent articles report that 20% to 30% of deaths in patients with SLE have cardiovascular origin. The aim of this study was to investigate the atrial conduction time in patients with SLE by using high-usefulness tissue Doppler echocardiography (TDI).