Transthoracic echocardiographic evaluation of aortic distensibility in a Takayasu's arteritis patient

Attila Nemes, Henriette Gavallér, Márta Högye, Attila Pálinkás, Tamás Forster, Miklós Csanády

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Abstract

Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a chronic, nonspecific, rare, and segmental inflammatory disease that primarily affects the aorta and its main branches. In the present case, the aortic elastic properties were decreased (aortic distensibility was practically normal) suggesting that ascending aorta was not affected by TA. For preoperative assessment, a routine transthoracic echocardiography can be a valuable method for the noninvasive functional evaluation of ascending aorta in a patient with TA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-595
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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