JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE MEDICINE, vol.59, no.2, pp.281-286, 2011 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE MEDICINE
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
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
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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).