Non-coronary cardiac manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus in adults
- Karen H Costenbader, MD, MPH
Karen H Costenbader, MD, MPH
- Professor of Medicine
- Harvard Medical School
Cardiac disease is common among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Cardiac involvement in SLE can be summarized as follows:
●Valvular disease, most often mitral regurgitation and usually hemodynamically insignificant [1,2]
●Pericardial disease, usually an asymptomatic effusion 
●Myocardial dysfunction 
●Coronary artery disease [3-9]To continue reading this article, you must log in with your personal, hospital, or group practice subscription. For more information on subscription options, click below on the option that best describes you:
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- VALVULAR DISEASE
- Verrucous endocarditis (Libman-Sacks endocarditis)
- Antiphospholipid antibodies and valvular disease
- Preventing bacterial endocarditis
- PERICARDIAL DISEASE
- Course and treatment
- Treatment of myocarditis
- CONDUCTION ABNORMALITIES
- Congenital heart block
- Chronic resting tachycardia
- SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS