Left Ventricular Diastolic Functions in Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

  title={Left Ventricular Diastolic Functions in Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis},
  author={Deniz A Oguz and Burhan Ocal and {\"U}nal Ertan and Halis Narin and Selmin Karademir and Filiz Şenocak},
  journal={Pediatric Cardiology},
Cardiac involvement as pericarditis, myocarditis, and endocarditis is common in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA). Though there are many reports concerning systolic and diastolic functions of adults with rheumatoid arthritis, there are no studies on children with JRA. Thirty patients with JRA without any cardiac symptoms and 30 sex- and age-matched controls were included in the study. M-mode and pulsed-wave Doppler echocardiography were performed on each participant to assess the systolic and… CONTINUE READING