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Risk Factors for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction in Patient with SLE

Purpose:

To identify a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who should be screened for left ventricular systolic dysfunction.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

risk factors, laboratory tests, criteria for diagnosis, disease progression, complication detection

ICD-10:

I50.1, M32

Description:

Yip et al identified risk factors for left ventricular systolic dysfunction in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). These can help to identify a patient who should undergo cardiac monitoring. The authors are from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong.

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