Psoriasis: An opportunity to identify cardiovascular risk

D. G. Federman, M. Shelling, S. Prodanovich, C. G. Gunderson, Robert Kirsner

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Abstract

Psoriasis is highly prevalent and is associated with skin-associated complaints as well as arthritis, depression and a lower quality of life. Recently, it has been demonstrated that not only do patients with psoriasis have an increased prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors, but an increased risk of myocardial infarction, and for those with severe disease, increased mortality. Dermatologists and other health professionals need to be cognizant of this association and ensure that cardiovascular risk factors are evaluated and treated appropriately in those patients with psoriasis. We review the association between psoriasis, atherosclerosis and inflammation, as well as some treatable cardiovascular risk factors that may prove beneficial in reducing a patient's cardiovascular risk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
Volume160
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

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Keywords

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hypertension
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Psoriasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Psoriasis : An opportunity to identify cardiovascular risk. / Federman, D. G.; Shelling, M.; Prodanovich, S.; Gunderson, C. G.; Kirsner, Robert.

In: British Journal of Dermatology, Vol. 160, No. 1, 01.01.2009, p. 1-7.

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Federman, D. G. ; Shelling, M. ; Prodanovich, S. ; Gunderson, C. G. ; Kirsner, Robert. / Psoriasis : An opportunity to identify cardiovascular risk. In: British Journal of Dermatology. 2009 ; Vol. 160, No. 1. pp. 1-7.
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