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Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Barton, Everard N.,; Chung, Edward E.; Smikle, Monica ; DeCeulaer, Karel; West, Wayne M.; Barrow, K. Orrin
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Medicine; Microbiology; Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Article Title
Asymptomatic cardiac involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus.
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West Indian Medical Journal
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Date of Publication
1995
Volume ID
44
Issue ID
1
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14-15
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Abstract
Cardiologic and laboratory parameters were studied in 21 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with cardiopulmonary symptoms (CPS), 20 SLE patients without CPS and 45 age-and sex- matched healthy controls. The finding that some SLE patients may have functional cardiac abnormalities in the absence of CPS is an important one. It raises the question as to whether asymptomatic cardiac involvement in SLE is a separate entity or whether it heralds symptomatic cardiopulmonary involvement....
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