Singh Ummed, Gauri F. H., Pise Harshal, Liyakat Nadeem, Fatima Quadir, Gauri L. A.
Abstract: Autoimmune rheumatic diseases can affect the cardiac vasculature, valves, myocardium, pericardium, and conduction system. Although the high risk of cardiovascular pathology in patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatological diseases is not owing to atherosclerosis alone, this particular condition contributes substantially to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.. Prompt recognition of cardiovascular abnormalities is needed for timely and appropriate management, and aggressive control of traditional risk factors remains imperative in patients with rheumatic diseases. Moreover, therapies directed towards inflammatory process are crucial to reduce cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality.
Keywords: Rheumatic diseases, cardiovascular manifestations, rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, systemic sclerosis