Published: 8 April 2022
Author(s): Claudia Mendoza-Pinto, Pamela Munguía-Realpzo, Mario García-Carrasco, Karla Godinez-Bolaños, Adriana Rojas-Villarraga, Ivet Morales-Etchegaray, Jorge Ayón-Aguilar, Socorro Méndez-Martínez, Ricard Cervera
Issue: June 2022
Section: Original article

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic autoimmune disease with female predominance: cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Accelerated atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease (CAD) are major contributors to the pathogenesis of CVD in SLE patients [1,2]. Previously, it was thought that CAD was a condition affecting exclusively older men; however, patients with SLE (young female-predominant) have an increased risk of CVD compared with the general population [2].


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