Evaluation of myocardial function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis using strain imaging by speckle-tracking echocardiography

Nowell M. Fine, Cynthia S. Crowson, Grace Lin, Jae K. Oh, Hector R. Villarraga, Sherine E. Gabriel

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Abstract

Objectives: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), although strategies to detect subclinical CVD are poorly characterised. The purpose of this study was to assess myocardial function by speckle-tracking echocardiography strain imaging in patients with RA without known CVD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1833-1839
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of the rheumatic diseases
Volume73
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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