Premature atherosclerosis is associated with hypovitaminosis D and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor non-use in lupus patients.

@article{Ravenell2012PrematureAI,
  title={Premature atherosclerosis is associated with hypovitaminosis D and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor non-use in lupus patients.},
  author={Roneka L. Ravenell and Diane L. Kamen and J. David Spence and Bruce W. Hollis and Thomas J Fleury and Michael G Janech and Jonas S. Almeida and Stephanie R. Shaftman and James C. Oates},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={344 4},
  pages={
          268-73
        }
}
The ultimate goal is to identify and target modifiable risk factors that will reduce major cardiovascular events in African American lupus patients. As a first step toward achieving this goal, this study was designed to explore risk factor models of preclinical atherosclerosis in a predominantly African American group of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) using variables historically associated with endothelial function in nonlupus populations. Fifty-one subjects with SLE but… CONTINUE READING

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