Prevalence and relation to risk factors of carotid atherosclerosis and left ventricular hypertrophy in systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
  • Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular

abstract

  • The prevalence of preclinical cardiovascular disease was determined in women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and control subjects matched for traditional risk factors. Compared with control subjects, patients with SLE had a higher prevalence of carotid atherosclerosis (41% vs 9%, p < 0.005) and left ventricular hypertrophy (32% vs 5%, p < 0.005), supporting the possibility that chronic inflammation predisposes to premature cardiovascular disease in SLE.

publication date

  • March 2001

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0002-9149(00)01453-3

PubMed ID

  • 11230862

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 663

end page

  • 6, A11

volume

  • 87

number

  • 5