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Non-coronary cardiac manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus in adults

Karen H Costenbader, MD, MPH
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David S Pisetsky, MD, PhD
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Monica Ramirez Curtis, MD, MPH


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 [1]

Myocardial dysfunction [3]

Coronary artery disease [3-9]

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