Relationship of antiphospholipid antibodies to cardiovascular manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antibodies, Anticardiolipin
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic

abstract

  • Antiphospholipid antibodies in SLE are associated with mitral valve nodules and significant mitral regurgitation, possibly due to valvular endothelial cell activation. However, in this population, they are not associated with evidence of myocardial hypertrophy, systolic dysfunction, coronary or carotid atherosclerosis, or other vascular abnormalities.

publication date

  • December 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/art.22265

PubMed ID

  • 17133599

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3918

end page

  • 25

volume

  • 54

number

  • 12