September 28, 2011

Lack of Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in a Canadian Population of Lupus Patients

People with lupus have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke due to premature hardening of the arteries. This increased risk is due in part to traditional risk factors and in part due to lupus-specific immune dysfunction. The researchers aimed to evaluate how effectively risk for heart disease was being assessed in a population of lupus patients being cared for in Alberta, Canada.

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