Risk factors for cardiovascular disease and endothelin-1 levels in Takayasu arteritis patients

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The objective of this study was to evaluate traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and endothelin-1 (ET-1) levels in Takayasu arteritis (TA) patients. Twenty-two TA patients and 37 controls were evaluated. TA patients had a higher prevalence of hypertension (63.6% vs. 21.6%, p = 0.001) and higher levels of triglycerides (129.5 mg/dL ± 70… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10067-008-1056-0

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@article{Souza2008RiskFF, title={Risk factors for cardiovascular disease and endothelin-1 levels in Takayasu arteritis patients}, author={Alexandre Wagner Silva de Souza and Henrique de Ata{\'i}de Mariz and Edgard Torres Reis Neto and Anne Elizabeth Diniz Arraes and Neusa A. P. Silva and Em{\'i}lia Inoue Sato}, journal={Clinical Rheumatology}, year={2008}, volume={28}, pages={379-383} }