Infliximab, an anti-TNF-alpha agent, improves left atrial abnormalities in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: preliminary results


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Suha C., Gokhan V. M. , Goksal K., Ekrem Y., Mehmet D., Akif O. M.

CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA, cilt.25, sa.4, ss.168-175, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5830/cvja-2014-036
  • Dergi Adı: CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.168-175

Özet

Background: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. In the current prospective study, we addressed the impact of RA on left atrial (LA) function and electrical remodelling. Further, we tried to demonstrate the effects of infliximab, an anti-TNF-alpha agent, on echocardiographical LA abnormality in RA patients with preserved left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction.