Frequency of pulmonary hypertension in transthoracic echocardiography screening is not increased in Takayasu arteritis: Experience from a single center in Turkey


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KALFA M., EMMUNGİL H., Musayev O., SOYSAL GÜNDÜZ Ö., Yilmaz Z., Inal V., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.5, no.4, pp.249-253, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2018.17052
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.249-253

Abstract

Objective: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) may occur in Takayasu arteritis (TA), mostly due to pulmonary arteritis, but also due to left heart disease and/or chronic thromboembolism (CTE). Using transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), we investigated the frequency of PH caused by pulmonary arteritis.