Impact of systemic sclerosis on electromechanical characteristics of the heart

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Primary myocardial involvement is common in systemic sclerosis (SSc). We evaluated the atrial and ventricular electromechanical characteristics by using tissue Doppler echocardiography in SSc patients with subclinical cardiac involvement. Twenty-seven consecutive patients (24 women; mean age ± SD 49.9 ± 11.3 years) presenting with SSc without pulmonary… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00380-009-1197-3

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@article{Karaahmet2009ImpactOS, title={Impact of systemic sclerosis on electromechanical characteristics of the heart}, author={Tansu Karaahmet and Kursat M Tigen and Emre Gurel and Mumtaz Takir and Anil Avci and Cihan Çevik and Selçuk Pala and Cihan Dundar and Yelda Başaran}, journal={Heart and Vessels}, year={2009}, volume={25}, pages={223-228} }