Early detection of aortic dilatation in ankylosing spondylitis using echocardiography.

Abstract

Aortic root abnormalities including cusp thickening, subvalvular stenosis, and mild aortic root dilatation are the most common cardiac complications in patients with long standing ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Twenty-three patients with definite idiopathic AS (New York Criteria 1966) and twenty-two matched controls were studied with M-mode echocardiography… (More)

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@article{Thomas1982EarlyDO, title={Early detection of aortic dilatation in ankylosing spondylitis using echocardiography.}, author={D. Thomas and W. Hill and Rick Geddes and Mary Noelle Sheppard and Jamie J Arnold and Jan Fritzsche and Paul M. Brooks}, journal={Australian and New Zealand journal of medicine}, year={1982}, volume={12 1}, pages={10-3} }