Involvement of the heart by small and medium vessel vasculitis

Garvan C. Kane, Karina A. Keogh

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Abstract

Most small and medium vessel vasculitides may involve the heart; however, the mode and incidence of cardiac involvement vary with the different vasculitic syndromes. This review describes the various cardiac manifestations of small and medium vessel vasculitis and the advantages of modern imaging modalities including echocardiography, MRI, and PET coupled with biologic biomarkers such as brain natriuretic peptide and antineutrophilic cytoplasmic antibodies in the diagnosis and management of disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-34
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent opinion in rheumatology
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

Keywords

  • Cardiac MRI
  • Churg-strauss syndrome
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart
  • Wegener's granulomatosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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