A pilot study of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis in systemic sclerosis: coronary artery calcification in cases and controls.

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OBJECTIVE Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is associated with vasculopathy and endothelial cell injury, which could potentially increase the risk of coronary atherosclerosis. Multidetector computed tomography, a noninvasive procedure, generates a coronary calcium score (CCS) as a marker for coronary atherosclerosis. Serum proinflammatory high-density lipoprotein… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/art.23540

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@article{Khurma2008APS, title={A pilot study of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis in systemic sclerosis: coronary artery calcification in cases and controls.}, author={Vandana Khurma and Cris A. Meyer and Grace Park and Maureen A McMahon and Jan Lin and Ram Raj Singh and Dinesh Khanna}, journal={Arthritis and rheumatism}, year={2008}, volume={59 4}, pages={591-7} }