Tissue Doppler velocities of the right and left ventricles and their association with C-reactive protein and homocysteine levels in Behcet's disease

Topal E., Ozdemir R., Aksoy Y., Acikgoz N., Ermis N., Sincer I., ...Daha Fazla

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.96, ss.1739-1742, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 96 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2005.07.099
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1739-1742


In the present study, we aimed to investigate whether tissue Doppler imaging could provide more information than standard echocardiography about left and right ventricular functions and their relations to homocysteine and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in the course of Behcet's disease (BD). In the right ventricle, patients with BD had lower early diastolic tricuspid annular velocity and early diastolic/late diastolic tricuspid annular velocity ratios than the control group. Mitral and tricuspid annular systolic velocities did not significantly differ; however, diastolic velocities were correlated with duration of the disease. In addition, early/late diastolic mitral annular velocity,ratio and early/late diastolic tricuspid annular velocity ratios showed an inverse relation with ocular involvement, serum homocysteine, and CRP levels in patients with BD. (C) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.