Accelerated atherosclerosis in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

It is important for primary care physicians to recognise rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus patients as high-risk groups for atherosclerosis, requiring aggressive risk-factor modification. Recent studies suggest that this increased risk is not explained by an excess of traditional risk factors, but rather appears to be related to underlying rheumatic disease activity. Moreover, there is emerging data that aggressive treatment with disease-modifying agents may reduce the incidence of atherosclerosis in these conditions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Farzaneh-Far, A; Roman, MJ

Published Date

  • July 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 59 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 823 - 824

PubMed ID

  • 15963210

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1368-5031

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1742-1241.2005.00489.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • India