Electrocardiographic examination of dental patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

  title={Electrocardiographic examination of dental patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Nelson L. Rhodus and James W. Little and David K Johnson},
  journal={Special care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry},
  volume={10 2},
Cardiac complications and abnormalities associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have been well described. The most well-recognized cardiac myopathies in SLE are pericarditis and valvular problems such as verrucous endocarditis. Electrocardiogram (EKG) abnormalities and arrhythmias have also occurred and such individuals may have persistent tachycardia. To determine the prevalence of dental patients with SLE who have these EKG changes, a pilot study was designed in which a group of 13… CONTINUE READING
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