Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease characterised by diffuse vasculopathy and fibrosis of skin and visceral organs. Moreover, autonomic dysfunction is also suggested as an important step during the multifactorial SSc pathogenesis. Baroreceptors are responsible for maintaining blood pressure by means of autonomic system modulation. Considering that autonomic dysfunction and arteriosclerosis can both reduce baroreceptor sensitivity (BRS), in this cross-sectional study we investigated BRS in SSc patients.

Reduction of carotid baroreceptor sensitivity in systemic sclerosis

Colaci, Michele
Conceptualization
;
Zanoli, Luca
Conceptualization
;
De Andres, Maria Ilenia
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Sambataro, Domenico
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Sambataro, Gianluca
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Castellino, Pietro
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Malatino, Lorenzo
Conceptualization
2022-01-01

Abstract

Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease characterised by diffuse vasculopathy and fibrosis of skin and visceral organs. Moreover, autonomic dysfunction is also suggested as an important step during the multifactorial SSc pathogenesis. Baroreceptors are responsible for maintaining blood pressure by means of autonomic system modulation. Considering that autonomic dysfunction and arteriosclerosis can both reduce baroreceptor sensitivity (BRS), in this cross-sectional study we investigated BRS in SSc patients.
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