Traditional risk factor assessment does not capture the extent of cardiovascular risk in systemic lupus erythematosus
Background: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is associated with accelerated atherosclerosis. However, the degree of endothelial dysfunction and its relationship to traditional and novel cardiovascular risk factors have not been examined in SLE.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Rheumatology, The University of Melbourne, St. Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Publication date: April 1, 2006