Increased occurrence of cardiovascular events and comorbidities in a general rheumatology cohort.

@article{Mohammad2010IncreasedOO,
  title={Increased occurrence of cardiovascular events and comorbidities in a general rheumatology cohort.},
  author={Ausaf F. Mohammad and Karen Hartery and Ursula Bond and Michael Phelan},
  journal={Irish journal of medical science},
  year={2010},
  volume={179 2},
  pages={273-6}
}
BACKGROUND To identify cardiovascular and other comorbidities in a general rheumatology cohort. METHODS Interviews/retrospective chart audits were conducted on 1,000 patients attending rheumatology outpatient clinics of a university teaching hospital. Comorbidities were classified using the Charlson comorbidity index (Ambrose et al. in Ir J Med Sci 178(1):53-55, 2009). RESULTS Mean age 58 +/- 15.3 years, mean BMI 26. Of the patients, 400 (40%) were diagnosed with dyslipidemia and… CONTINUE READING