Traditional Framingham risk factors fail to fully account for accelerated atherosclerosis in systemic lupus erythematosus.

@article{Esdaile2001TraditionalFR,
  title={Traditional Framingham risk factors fail to fully account for accelerated atherosclerosis in systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={John M. Esdaile and Michal Abrahamowicz and Tamara Grodzicky and Y Li and C Panaritis and Roxane du Berger and Robert Cote and Steven Grover and Paul R Fortin and Ann Elaine Clarke and J. L. Senecal},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2001},
  volume={44 10},
  pages={2331-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The frequency of coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke are increased in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), but the extent of the increase is uncertain. We sought to determine to what extent the increase could not be explained by common risk factors. METHODS The participants at two SLE registries were assessed retrospectively for the baseline level of the Framingham study risk factors and for the presence of vascular outcomes: nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), death due to CHD… CONTINUE READING
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