Impairment of arterial distensibility in premenopausal women with systemic lupus erythematosus

Yildiz M. , YILDIZ B. S. , Soy M., TUTKAN H.

KARDIOLOGIA POLSKA, cilt.66, ss.1194-1199, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 66 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1194-1199


Background and aim: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease affecting young women and is associated with increased frequency of atherosclerotic vascular diseases. Pulse wave velocity (PWV) is an index of arterial stiffness and a marker of cardiovascular events. This study aimed to investigate arterial distensibility using carotid-femoral (aortic) PWV measurements in premenopausal women with SLE.