The Rheumatologist

Rheumatologist will be one of your most important … Rheumatologists must guide the quality. movement to improve patient care. By Neal S. Birnbaum, MD …

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The Rheumatologist
A Heart In Danger
Rheumatologists should monitor and aggressively treat cardiac risk factors in patients with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis >> By Jane E. During the next 25 years, evidence accumulated to confirm that ASCVD is an impor-tant cause of death and hospitalization in theSLE population. In series reported after 1975,6% to 45% of deaths in SLE patients were dueto coronary artery disease-many in pre-menopausal women and the prevalence ofclinically manifest ischemic disease (myocardialinfarction [MI] or angina) ranged from 6% to20%.

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