Il rischio cardiovascolare nelle patologie infiammatorie sistemiche

Translated title of the contribution: Cardiovascular risk in systemic inflammatory diseases

Fabio Marsico, Antonio Parente, Stefania Paolillo, Laura Casaretti, Francesco Lo Iudice, Elisabetta Pirozzi, Sirio Conte, Elisabetta Iardino, Francesco Gambardella, Giuseppe Luca Della Ratta, Annapaola Cirillo, Alice Vitagliano, Pasquale Perrone Filardi

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Systemic inflammatory diseases are associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The link between inflammatory and cardiovascular diseases can be attributed to the coexistence of classical risk factors and inflammatory mechanisms activated during systemic inflammatory diseases involving the immune system. Unfavorable metabolic effects of anti-inflammatory drugs can also contribute to increase cardiovascular risk. Yet, clinical implications of these findings are not entirely clear, and deeper knowledge and awareness of cardiac involvement in inflammatory diseases are necessary. The aim of this review is to summarize cardiac involvement in systemic inflammatory diseases and to identify aspects where evidence is currently lacking that would deserve further investigation in the future.

Translated title of the contributionCardiovascular risk in systemic inflammatory diseases
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)517-525
Number of pages9
JournalGiornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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