Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2022

Publication Title

The Medical clinics of North America

Abstract

Inflammation plays a well-established role in the development and progression of atherosclerosis. Individuals exposed to chronic inflammation are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, including coronary artery disease and heart failure, independent of associated traditional risk factors. Traditional risk assessment tools and calculators underestimate the true cardiac risk in this population. In addition to this, there is a lack of awareness on the association between inflammation and cardiovascular disease. These factors lead to undertreatment in terms of preventive cardiac care in patients with chronic inflammatory disease.

Medical Subject Headings

Atherosclerosis; Cardiovascular Diseases; Humans; Inflammation; Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic; Rheumatology; Risk Factors

PubMed ID

35227435

Volume

106

Issue

2

First Page

349

Last Page

363

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