HOW IMPORTANT IS EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF SUBCLINICAL ATHEROSCLEROSIS IN PRIMARY SJOGREN'S SYNDROME PATIENTS?


KURT T., Gokmen F., Adam G., ÖZCAN S., Ozbudak E., Akbal A., ...More

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, vol.31, no.3, pp.741-749, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Page Numbers: pp.741-749

Abstract

Introduction: Cardiovascular (CV) disease is observed with increasing frequency in patients with systemic vasculitis. The use of carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) and ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI) may help to identify high-risk primary Sjogren's syndrome (PSS) patients. The objective of this study is to determine abnormal ABPI and CIMT values in the patient group with PSS and compare them clinically and serologically with a control group.