Systolic and diastolic function in patients with systemic sclerosis.

@article{Poant2009SystolicAD,
  title={Systolic and diastolic function in patients with systemic sclerosis.},
  author={Laura Irina Poantă and Razvan Dadu and Cristina Tiboc and Simona Rednic and Dan Lucian Dumitraşcu},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={378-82}
}
BACKGROUND Clinical and epidemiological findings indicate that symptomatic heart disease in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) predicts poor prognosis, but cardiac involvement may occur years before clinical manifestation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cardiac function in patients with SSc and to correlate the echocardiographic parameters with others that quantify the diseases' severity. METHODS Twenty consecutive patients with SSc were investigated with transthoracic… CONTINUE READING

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