Clin Rheumatol 2021 Jun 17. Epub 2021 Jun 17.
Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Key Laboratory of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Ministry of Education, No. 1 Shuaifuyuan, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100730, China.
Objective: Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) is a common manifestation of cardiac involvement in systemic sclerosis (SSc), which is associated with increased mortality, but little is known about the risk factors. The aim is to determine the frequency and potential predictors of SSc-LVDD.
Methods: We conducted a prospective multi-center cohort study, enrolling 784 SSc patients assessed by echocardiography between April 2008 and June 2019. Read More