Assessment of left ventricular functions in patients with Sjögren's syndrome using tissue doppler echocardiography
Article first published online: 3 APR 2013
© 2013 The Authors International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases © 2013 Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
Volume 16, Issue 4, pages 425–429, August 2013
How to Cite
Bayram, N. A., Cicek, O. F., Erten, S., Keles, T., Durmaz, T., Bilen, E., Sarı, C. and Bozkurt, E. (2013), Assessment of left ventricular functions in patients with Sjögren's syndrome using tissue doppler echocardiography. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, 16: 425–429. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.12049
- Issue published online: 31 AUG 2013
- Article first published online: 3 APR 2013
- left ventricular diastolic function;
- left ventricular systolic function;
- Sjögren's syndrome;
- tissue doppler echocardiography
In our study, we aimed to evaluate left ventricular function in patients with Sjögren syndrome (SS) using tissue Doppler echocardiography (TDE) and myocardial performance index (MPI) in addition to conventional echocardiographic methods.
We evaluated 50 patients with SS and 48 healthy volunteers with similar demographic characteristics. Systolic and diastolic functions of the left ventricle were analyzed with standard two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography, M-mode echocardiography, pulsed-wave (PW) Doppler and tissue Doppler imaging.
Septal part of the mitral annulus PW TDE showed that systolic myocardial wave (Sm), early diastolic myocardial wave (Em), late diastolic myocardial wave (Am) and Em/Am ratios are significantly lower, and myocardial isovolumetric relaxation time (IVRTm) and MPI values are significantly higher in patients with SS. Lateral site of the mitral annulus PW TDE showed that Em, Sm and Em/Am ratios are significantly lower, and IVRTm and MPI values are significantly higher in patients with SS compared with healthy controls.
In this study, it was shown that both left ventricle systolic and diastolic functions of patients with SS were disturbed.