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Early Detection of Cardiac Involvement in Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) Assessed by Tissue-Doppler Echocardiography: Relationship with Neurohormonal Activa


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#1 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 11:08 AM

Early Detection of Cardiac Involvement in Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) Assessed by Tissue-Doppler Echocardiography: Relationship with Neurohormonal Activation and Endothelial Dysfunction. Depressed cardiac function is common, even in asymptomatic patients with SSc. NT-proBNP and ADMA are significantly correlated with echocardiographic abnormalities, providing a potent link for cardiac function, neuroendocrine derangement, and endothelial dysfunction in patients with SSc who have cardiac disease. Theodoros Dimitroulas. JRheum. March 1, 2010. (Also see: Diagnosis of Heart Involvement)


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