Premature aortic atherosclerosis in systemic lupus erythematosus: a controlled transesophageal echocardiographic study.

@article{Roldan2010PrematureAA,
  title={Premature aortic atherosclerosis in systemic lupus erythematosus: a controlled transesophageal echocardiographic study.},
  author={Carlos A Roldan and Joseph Joson and Janeen M Sharrar and Clifford Qualls and Wilmer L Sibbitt},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={71-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Premature carotid and coronary atherosclerosis are common in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), but data on aortic atherosclerosis (AA) are limited. Thus, using multiplane transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), we sought to determine the prevalence and clinical correlates of AA in patients with SLE. METHODS Forty-seven patients with SLE (44 women, age 38 +/- 12 years) and 21 healthy controls (19 women, age 34 +/- 12 years) underwent clinical and laboratory evaluations and TEE to… CONTINUE READING
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