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Five-year follow-up of left ventricular diastolic function in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients: determinants of mortality and disease progression.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 09:13 AM

Five-year follow-up of left ventricular diastolic function in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients: determinants of mortality and disease progression.

 

In SSc patients left ventricular diastolic dysfunction is highly prevalent and is associated with increased risk of mortality and the data suggests that in the advanced phase of the disease the myocardial fibrotic processes burns out while the increase of the filling pressure progresses continuously. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, 11 April 2014. (Also see: Scleroderma Heart Involvement)

 

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