Increased risk of acute myocardial infarction and mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: two nationwide retrospective cohort studies.

@article{Lin2014IncreasedRO,
  title={Increased risk of acute myocardial infarction and mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: two nationwide retrospective cohort studies.},
  author={C Lin and Chun-Chuan Shih and C C Yeh and Wan-Hsin Chou and T Chen and C. C. Liao},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={176 3},
  pages={847-51}
}
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and mortality among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in two nationwide retrospective cohort studies. METHODS Using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database, we conducted a retrospective cohort study and identified 1207 adults newly diagnosed with SLE in 2000-2004. Non-SLE cohort consisted of 9656 adults without SLE, frequency-matched for age and sex and randomly selected from the same… CONTINUE READING

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