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Impaired elastic properties of ascending aorta in patients with giant cell arteritis
  1. P N Margos,
  2. I E Moyssakis,
  3. A G Tzioufas,
  4. E Zintzaras,
  5. H M Moutsopoulos

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Objective: To investigate the elastic properties of the ascending aorta in untreated patients with giant cell arteritis compared with age and sex matched normal controls.

Methods: Distensibility of the ascending aorta and aortic strain were measured in 22 patients with …

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