Cardiac manifestations in dermato-polymyositis.

  title={Cardiac manifestations in dermato-polymyositis.},
  author={Laura Gonz{\'a}lez-L{\'o}pez and Jorge Ivan Gamez-Nava and Lourdes S{\'a}nchez S{\'a}nchez and Emma Rosas and Maria E Suarez-Almazor and C Cardona-Mu{\~n}oz and Cesar R Ramos-Remus},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  volume={14 4},
OBJECTIVE To describe the functional and anatomic heart abnormalities of patients with dermato-polymyositis. METHODS Thirty-two consecutive patients with dermato-polymyositis (DM/PM) were studied. Patient assessments included a questionnaire for cardiac symptoms, physical examination, muscular enzymes, standard electrocardiogram (EKG), chest radiographs, spirometry, Holter monitoring and color Doppler flow (CDF) studies. Features evaluated with CDF included left ventricular diastolic… CONTINUE READING


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