Cardiovascular risk in systemic lupus erythematosus--evidence of increased oxidative stress and dyslipidaemia.

@article{Nuttall2003CardiovascularRI,
  title={Cardiovascular risk in systemic lupus erythematosus--evidence of increased oxidative stress and dyslipidaemia.},
  author={Sarah L Nuttall and Samuel Heaton and Madeleine Kathleen Piper and Ulrich Martin and Caroline Gordon},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2003},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={758-62}
}
OBJECTIVES Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is associated with severe and premature cardiovascular disease, which is not explained by traditional risk factors alone. This study aimed to investigate markers of oxidative stress, lipid metabolism and inflammation as potential cardiovascular risk factors in women with SLE. METHODS Venous blood samples were taken from 53 female Caucasian patients with SLE and from healthy age- and sex-matched controls. Samples were analysed for markers of… CONTINUE READING