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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.2310/jim.0b013e318207050a
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.281-286

Abstract

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).