[Accelerated atherosclerosis in rheumatic systemic diseases as an example of systemic lupus erythematosus--what is the consequence?].

@article{FischerBetz2005AcceleratedAI,
  title={[Accelerated atherosclerosis in rheumatic systemic diseases as an example of systemic lupus erythematosus--what is the consequence?].},
  author={Rebecca Elise Fischer-Betz and Stefan Beer and Matthias Schneider},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie},
  year={2005},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={229-38}
}
Large increases in mortality related to premature atherosclerosis with coronary artery disease and stroke have been reported during the last few years in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Studies found relative risks of 5 to 7 for myocardial infarction in SLE patients. The traditional risk factors fail to fully account for accelerated atherosclerosis in SLE and APS, in addition prolonged glucocorticoid therapy and long duration of SLE seem to be of importance. The disease SLE… CONTINUE READING