n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Behcet's disease and cardiovascular involvement : our experience of asymptomatic Behcet's patients : cardiovascular topic
|Article Title||Behcet's disease and cardiovascular involvement : our experience of asymptomatic Behcet's patients : cardiovascular topic|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Kecioren Research and Training Hospital, Turkey, 2 100.yil University Medical School, Turkey, 3 Konya Education and Research Hospital, Turkey, 4 Konya Education and Research Hospital, Turkey and 5 Konya Education and Research Hospital, Turkey|
|Publication Date||Mar 2014|
|Pages||63 - 66|
|Keyword(s)||Behcet's disease, Valvular heart disease and Venous thrombosis|
Behcet's syndrome is a systemic inflammatory disease associated with vasculitis, and arterial, venous and cardiac disorders. Thirty-eight Behcet's disease patients were examined prospectively with echocardiography, ultrasonography and computed tomography, and coagulation parameters were determined. Deep venous insufficiency was found in 16 patients, venous thrombosis in seven, one patient had iliac artery stenosis, three had carotid arterial intimal proliferation, two patients had aortic annulus dilatation, six had aortic valve insufficiency, and three had mitral valve insufficiency. None had coagulation defects. To decrease morbidity and mortality rates, a multidisciplinary approach is important for early diagnosis of cardiovascular involvement in Behcet's disease.
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