Metabolic syndrome is not only a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases in systemic lupus erythematosus but is also associated with cumulative organ damage: a cross-sectional analysis of 311 patients


Demir S., Artim-Esen B., Sahinkaya Y., Pehlivan Ö., Alpay-Kanitez N., Omma A., ...More

LUPUS, vol.25, no.2, pp.177-184, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0961203315603140
  • Journal Name: LUPUS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.177-184
  • Keywords: Metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, CORONARY-HEART-DISEASE, ATHEROSCLEROTIC VASCULAR EVENTS, ACCELERATED ATHEROSCLEROSIS, PREVALENCE, WOMEN, COHORT, HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE, MORTALITY, INDEX
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background/Purpose Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have increased rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD) that are one of the major causes of mortality. The aim of this study was to determine the frequencies of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and CVD in SLE patients and investigate the link between these and clinical features of SLE.