Atherosclerosis and Other Cardiovascular Manifestations of Rheumatologic DiseasesNicolas Palaskas, Nasser Lakkis and Rashed Tabbaa*
Section of Cardiology and the Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Rashed Tabbaa
Section of Cardiology and the Department of Internal Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: March 06, 2013; Accepted Date: April 17, 2013; Published Date: April 30, 2013
Citation: Palaskas N, Lakkis N, Tabbaa R (2013) Atherosclerosis and Other Cardiovascular Manifestations of Rheumatologic Diseases. Rheumatol Curr Res S5:003. doi: 10.4172/2161-1149.S5-003
Copyright: © 2013 Palaskas N, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Prevalance and importance of cardiovascular diseaes have continued to increase as therapeutic advances has led to increasing life expectancy, and better understanding of the role of the immune system in initiation and progression of inflamation and atherosclerosis. Thus, the need for better understanding of the relationship of rheumatologic diseases and cardiovascular disoders is paramount to permit more effective preventive and therapeutic approches. In our review, we tried whenever applicable, to categorize cardiovascular invovlement as atherosclerosis, myocardial, valvular, and pericardial.