Homocysteine levels and disease duration independently correlate with coronary artery calcification in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

@article{Feldt2006HomocysteineLA,
  title={Homocysteine levels and disease duration independently correlate with coronary artery calcification in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Joan Marie von Feldt and Lisabeth V Scalzi and Andrew J. Cucchiara and Suneetha Morthala and Carmel Kealey and Stephanie D. Flagg and Anna Genin and Alison L Van Dyke and Eleni Nackos and Avantika Chander and Erika R Gehrie and Randy Quentin Cron and Alexander S. Whitehead},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2006},
  volume={54 7},
  pages={2220-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the incidence and extent of coronary artery calcification (CAC) as measured by electron beam computed tomography (EBCT) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and controls, and to identify variables associated with CAC in patients with SLE. METHODS Female patients with SLE and matched controls were recruited; EBCT of the coronary arteries was performed, and laboratory values (including the homocysteine concentration, the lipid level, the high-sensitivity C… CONTINUE READING

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