Increased arterial stiffness is independently associated with metabolic syndrome and damage index in systemic lupus erythematosus patients.


OBJECTIVES We evaluated whether traditional or non-traditional cardiovascular (CV) risk factors and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)-related risk factors were associated with pathological arterial stiffness measured by pulse wave velocity (PWV) adjusted for patients' age and blood pressure. METHOD CV risk factors were measured in the 46 SLE female… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/03009742.2013.803150


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