Impairment of arterial distensibility in premenopausal women with systemic lupus erythematosus

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

KARDIOLOGIA POLSKA, vol.66, no.11, pp.1194-1199, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : KARDIOLOGIA POLSKA
  • Page Numbers: pp.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.