Echocardiographic evaluation of diastolic dysfunction in rheumatoid arthritis - a case-control study.


OBJECTIVES To assess left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) and its predictors in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS This cross-sectional case-control study assessed 100 RA patients and 100 healthy controls for LVDD by M-mode, two-dimensional, colour Doppler echocardiography. RESULTS RA patients had higher prevalence of LVDD than controls (43% vs… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/14397595.2014.998404


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