Cardiac Imaging Techniques in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

M. Turiel, L. Gianturco, F. Atzeni, P. Sarzi-Puttini, M. Porcu, M. Corda

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The most frequent systemic autoimmune diseases (SADs) are rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, primary antiphospholipid syndrome, systemic sclerosis, and systemic vasculitis. Patients with SADs are at risk of increased cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality that is mainly due to enhanced atherosclerosis and only partially related to traditional CV risk factors. In particular, the CV disease occurs at a younger age than in the general population, and often remains asymptomatic at least in the early stages.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017

Publication series

NameHandbook of Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
ISSN (Print)1571-5078


  • Cardiovascular imaging
  • Echocardiography
  • Plasma asymmetric dimethylarginine
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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