Independent association of rheumatoid arthritis with increased left ventricular mass but not with reduced ejection fraction Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  • Echocardiography
  • Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular
  • Stroke Volume

abstract

  • The present results demonstrate that RA is associated with increased LV mass. Disease duration is independently related to increased LV mass, suggesting a pathophysiologic link between chronic inflammation and LV hypertrophy. In contrast, LV systolic function is preserved in RA patients, indicating that systolic dysfunction is not an intrinsic feature of RA.

publication date

  • January 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2626148

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/art.24148

PubMed ID

  • 19116901

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 22

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 60

number

  • 1