Premature atherosclerosis and acute coronary syndrome in systemic lupus erythematosus.

@article{Mattu2005PrematureAA,
  title={Premature atherosclerosis and acute coronary syndrome in systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Amal Mattu and Joyce Petrini and Sharon A Swencki and Chirag Chaudhari and William J. Brady},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={696-703}
}
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a vasculitic disorder with potential for multisystem organ dysfunction. Among the organ systems affected is the cardiovascular system. Patients with SLE are prone to premature atherosclerosis; this premature atherosclerosis places the patient at risk for myocardial infarction with onset at a relatively young age. We… CONTINUE READING