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Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2006 Mar;20(117):296-8.

[Activity of the disease and selected echocardiographic abnormalities in ankylosing spondylitis].

[Article in Polish]

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Klinika Reumatologii, Pomorska Akademia Medyczna, Szczecin. hannapb@wp.pl

Abstract

Cardiovascular involvement in the course of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a very important problem. The aim was to assess the influence of the activity of the disease on echocardiographic abnormalities in ankylosing spondylitis.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

We studied 38 AS patients. Activity of the disease was assessed according to the ESR and following indexes: BASMI, BASFI, BASDAI, BASG-t, BASG-6. Using 2-dimensional echo Doppler (Acuson 128XP) the heart dimensions were determined according to the American Society of Echocardiography guidelines.

RESULTS:

Patients with mitral valve prolapse compared with the group of the AS patients without this abnormality had significant higher (p = 0.05) activity of the disease assessed by ESR. Patients with aortic incompetence compared with the group of the AS patients without this abnormality, had significant (p = 0.04) lower disease activity assessed by BASG-6. We found significant negative correlation between EF and disease duration, and significant lower disease activity assessed by BA SG-6. Patients with pericardial effusion compared with group without this had significant shorter (p = 0.05) disease duration.

CONCLUSION:

There was no significant influence of the following indexes: BASMI, BASFI, BASDAI, BASG-t, BASG-6 of the activity of the disease on echocardiographic abnormalities in ankylosing spondylitis.

PMID:
16780259
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