What do lupus specialists believe about managing conventional cardiovascular risk factors in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus?

@article{Rahman2006WhatDL,
  title={What do lupus specialists believe about managing conventional cardiovascular risk factors in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus?},
  author={Anisur Rahman and Rupa Bessant and David Isenberg},
  journal={Lupus},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 10},
  pages={
          697-9
        }
}
Sir—The incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke is raised in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).1–4 Conventional risk factors such as diabetes mellitus, smoking, lipid levels and hypertension do not explain all of this increased risk.4,5 Several authors have argued that in this population of patients known to be at high risk of CHD and stroke, it is imperative to manage all known risk factors proactively.6–8 Most published guidelines for deciding when to use drugs in… CONTINUE READING

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