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Cardiovascular risk in the rheumatic disease patient undergoing orthopedic surgery.
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PMID:  23888363     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A hallmark of the rheumatic diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosis, spondyloarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis, has been sustained inflammation, which typically targets the joint and may lead to joint destruction. Inflammation also plays a role in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, which is highly prevalent in patients with rheumatic diseases. Total joint arthroplasty, considered an intermediate cardiac risk procedure by the American College of Cardiology, maintains an important role in the management of rheumatic disease patients who progress to end-stage joints. The purpose of this article is to discuss the role of inflammation in cardiovascular disease, the prevalence of cardiovascular disease in patients with systemic rheumatic diseases, and the role of cardiovascular risk assessment when these patients undergo total joint arthroplasty.
Susan M Goodman; C Ronald Mackenzie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current rheumatology reports     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1534-6307     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Rheumatol Rep     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888970     Medline TA:  Curr Rheumatol Rep     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  354     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell College of Medicine, 535 E 70th St, New York, NY, 10021, USA,
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