PsA associated with increased prevalence/severity of coronary atherosclerosis
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Patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) had increased prevalence/severity of coronary atherosclerosis compared with control patients.
Disease duration increased the risk.
Why this matters
First large cohort study to compare prevalence, burden, and severity of coronary atherosclerosis in patients with PsA vs control patients.
90 patients with PsA attending the outpatient clinic of the Prince of Wales Hospital (PWH) recruited.
Control patients were 240 age- and sex-matched individuals without known cardiovascular disease evaluated for coronary atherosclerosis with coronary CT angiography (CCTA) between 2010 and 2016 selected from the PWH database.
Funding: Health and Medical Research Fund.
Calcified plaque (CP), mixed plaque (MP), noncalcified plaque (NCP), and combined MP/NCP were more prevalent in patients with PsA than i...