Atherosclerotic disease is common in systemic lupus erythematosus and is the result of multiple pathogenic mechanisms that include traditional risk factors as well as SLE-related factors. Endothelial dysfunction and arterial stiffness contribute significantly to the atherogenic process. Dobutamine stress echocardiogram has not been shown to detect subclinical coronary artery disease; however, the high percentage of left ventricular outflow gradient requires further evaluation and follows-up studies.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Israel Medical Association Journal|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2008|
- Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
- Coronary artery disease
- Systemic lupus erythematosus