Prevalence of coronary heart disease and cardiovascular risk factors in a national cross-sectional cohort study of systemic sclerosis
Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, 05/07/2012
Ngian GS et al. – Hypercholesterolaemia, diabetes mellitus and obesity were significantly less prevalent in the systemic sclerosis (SSc) cohort than in AusDiab. Within the SSc cohort, the presence of pulmonary arterial hypertension was associated with coronary heart disease (CHD). This is the first report of an increased prevalence of CHD in SSc patients.