Premature coronary-artery atherosclerosis in systemic lupus erythematosus.

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BACKGROUND Premature coronary artery disease is a major cause of illness and death in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, but little is known about the prevalence, extent, and causes of coronary-artery atherosclerosis. METHODS We used electron-beam computed tomography to screen for the presence of coronary-artery calcification in 65 patients with… (More)

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