INCREASED ARTERIAL STIFFNESS MEASURED BY CAROTID FEMORAL (AORTIC) PULSE WAVE VELOCITY IN PATIENTS WITH INACTIVE BEHCET'S DISEASE


Agus H. Z. , Yildiz B. S. , Kahraman S., Kalkan K., Aladag N. B. , Yildiz M.

KARDIOLOGIYA, vol.60, no.5, pp.123-127, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.18087/cardio.2020.5.n869
  • Journal Name: KARDIOLOGIYA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.123-127

Abstract

Introduction Behcet's disease (BD) is a chronic, multisystemic disease characterised by vascular involvement. Acute and chronic inflammatory processes associated with BD may cause endothelial dysfunction, which can then lead to a subsequent increase of arterial stiffness and altered pressure wave reflections. The aim of this study was to evaluate the pulse wave velocity (PWV) measurements in patients with inactive BD and control subjects.