What are the cardiac signs and symptoms of scleroderma?

Updated: Nov 13, 2018
  • Author: Sergio A Jimenez, MD, MACR, FACP, FRCP(UK Hon); Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Answer

Cardiac signs and symptoms in systemic sclerosis include the following:

  • Dyspnea due to congestive heart failure or myocardial fibrosis

  • Palpitations, irregular heart beats, and syncope due to arrhythmias or conduction abnormalities

  • Symptoms of congestive heart failure or right sided heart failure

  • Systemic sclerosis is an independent risk factor for acute myocardial infarction


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