Cardiovascular complications of systemic sclerosis: What to look for

Preethi Mani, Danny Gonzalez, Soumya Chatterjee, Michael D. Faulx

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Abstract

Systemic sclerosis, an autoimmune disease characterized by fibrosis of the skin and various internal organs, is associated with cardiovascular abnormalities including pulmonary hypertension, atherosclerosis, right and left ventricular dysfunction, arrhythmias, conduction defects, pericardial disease, and valvular heart disease. Clinicians caring for patients with this disease should regularly screen for cardiac symptoms, and patients with abnormal findings should be managed in conjunction with a cardiologist to optimally modify cardiovascular risks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)685-695
Number of pages11
JournalCleveland Clinic journal of medicine
Volume86
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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