Increased pulse wave velocity and shortened pulse wave propagation time in young patients with rheumatoid arthritis


YILDIZ M., Soy M., Kurum T., Ozbay G.

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.20, no.11, pp.1097-1100, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Name: CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1097-1100
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic immune and inflammatory disease associated with excess cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Pulse wave velocity (PWV) is an index of arterial stiffness and a marker of cardiovascular events.