Impact of lupus on heart health
Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading complications of lupus. This presentation by Dr. Jim Oates outlines the causes and risk factors for the build up of fats, cholesterol and other substances on arterial walls (known as atherosclerosis). Oates draws from recent research to show how uncontrolled cardiovascular disease can negatively impact the treatment of lupus.
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About the Author
Jim Oates, MD
Rheumatologist and Immunologist
Dr. Jim Oats is a Director of the Division of Rheumatology at the Medical University of South Carolina and currently serves as the associate editor for the American Journal of Medical Sciences, Vice chair for research for dept of medicine MUSC in Charleston, SC. Read Bio
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