Left atrial volume and function in patients with Behcet's disease assessed by real-time three-dimensional echocardiography.

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Akturk E., Yagmur J., Kurtoglu E., ERMİŞ N., Acikgoz N., ŞENER S., ...More

European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging, vol.13, no.8, pp.650-5, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ejechocard/jer301
  • Journal Name: European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.650-5
  • Keywords: Behcet's disease, left atrial volume, left atrial function, real-time three-dimensional echocardiography, ACUTE MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION, LEFT-VENTRICULAR FUNCTION, CARDIAC INVOLVEMENT, SIZE, MANIFESTATIONS, CARDIOMYOPATHY, ABNORMALITIES, POPULATION, PREDICTOR, FORCE
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


Aims Behcet's disease (BD), a multisystemic inflammatory disorder, has been associated with a number of cardiovascular dysfunctions, including endomyocardial fibrosis of the right heart, atrial fibrillation, ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. The incidence and nature of cardiac involvement in BD are not yet clearly documented. Our aim was to evaluate left atrial (LA) volume and functions using real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) in Behcet's patients without any cardiac symptom.