Role of Adipokines in Atherosclerosis: Interferences with Cardiovascular Complications in Rheumatic Diseases

@inproceedings{Scotece2012RoleOA,
  title={Role of Adipokines in Atherosclerosis: Interferences with Cardiovascular Complications in Rheumatic Diseases},
  author={Morena Scotece and Javier Conde and Rodolfo G{\'o}mez and Ver{\'o}nica L{\'o}pez and Jes{\'u}s Pino and Antonio Gonz{\'a}lez and Francisca Lago and Juan J G{\'o}mez-Reino and Oreste Gualillo},
  booktitle={Mediators of inflammation},
  year={2012}
}
Patients with rheumatic diseases have an increased risk of mortality by cardiovascular events. In fact, several rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and ankylosing spondylitis are associated with a higher prevalence of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Although traditional cardiovascular risk factors have been involved in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases in rheumatic patients, these alterations do not completely explain the… CONTINUE READING

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