Cardiovascular Manifestations of Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases

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Essentially all pediatric rheumatic diseases can affect the cardiovascular system. This chapter discusses the most common cardiovascular manifestations of these diverse diseases. The link between chronic inflammatory disease and long-term risk of coronary artery disease is highlighted, with emphasis on controlling the inflammatory state to improve long-term cardiac outcomes. The cardiovascular side effects of anti-rheumatic medications are discussed, as are rheumatic conditions induced by cardiovascular drugs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Cardiovascular Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781444335897
StatePublished - Jan 13 2012


  • Arthritis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Lupus
  • Lyme disease
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Systemic sclerosis
  • Vasculitis


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