© 2015, The Author(s). Psoriasis vulgaris is a chronic disease with a multifactorial pathogenesis. It affects about 2–4 % of the population all over the world. In course of psoriatic arthritis, joints’ damages are observed. In patients with psoriasis vulgaris and psoriatic arthritis, there is increased morbidity and mortality caused by cardiovascular diseases observed. The aim of the study is to analyze the echocardiography of patients with psoriasis vulgaris and psoriatic arthritis on the basis of the literature available in PubMed database. Abnormalities found in echocardiography of patients with psoriasis include valvular defects (40.7 % of the patients), left ventricle diastolic dysfunction (27.8 %), and left ventricle hypertrophy (11.1 %). Left ventricle’s systolic disorders, increased aorta stiffness index and increased pulmonary artery blood pressure were also observed in this group of patients.
Milaniuk, S., Pietrzak, A., Mosiewicz, B., Mosiewicz, J., & Reich, K. (2015, December 1). Influence of psoriasis on circulatory system function assessed in echocardiography. Archives of Dermatological Research. Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00403-015-1586-7