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Carotid and femoral arterial wall mechanics in scleroderma.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Rheumatology (Oxford, England)
Publication Date
Volume
42
Issue
11
Pages
1299–1305
Identifiers
PMID: 12777634
Source
Medline
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Abstract

The elastic properties of the carotid artery are significantly altered in SSc, and the two major subsets of SSc may be distinguished by their carotid artery biomechanics. This suggests that connective tissue abnormality occurs at sites not previously assessed.

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