Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in systemic lupus erythematosus: The Beer Sheva experience

Mahmoud Abu-Shakra, Shlomi Codish, Lior Zeler, Talya Wolak, Shaul Sukenik

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    Abstract

    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)43-44
    Number of pages2
    JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
    Volume10
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2008

    Keywords

    • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
    • Coronary artery disease
    • Systemic lupus erythematosus

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