Increased Arterial Stiffness Observed in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) exhibit increased central arterial stiffness, as measured by the augmentation index, compared with a healthy control population. In addition, patients with SLE who are treated with antimalarial drugs demonstrate decreased arterial stiffness, according to the results of a cross-sectional study published in Arthritis Care & Research.

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