Left ventricular mechanics in Behcet's disease: a speckle tracking echocardiographic study.

@article{Demirelli2014LeftVM,
  title={Left ventricular mechanics in Behcet's disease: a speckle tracking echocardiographic study.},
  author={Selami Demirelli and H{\"u}sn{\"u} Değirmenci and Handan Bilen and Emrah Ermiş and Hakan Duman and A Hakim Arisoy and Eftal Murat Bakirci and Emrah Ipek and Lutfu Askin},
  journal={Bosnian journal of basic medical sciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={160-4}
}
Although cardiac involvement is rarely seen in Behcet's disease (BD), it is essential to detect subclinical left ventricular (LV) dysfunction for prognostic purposes. Herein we aimed to show the role of two dimensional (2D) speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) in determination of subclinical LV dysfunction in patients with BD. 30 patients diagnosed as BD due to International Study Group Behcet's diagnostic criteria and 25 control subjects underwent Doppler echocardiography including pulsed… CONTINUE READING