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African Americans with SLE face increased risk of CVD hospitalizations

Key clinical point: Overall, African American race among systemic lupus erythematosus patients was associated with recurrent hospitalizations for cardiovascular disease.

Major finding: About one-quarter of African Americans (24%) had at least one CVD hospitalization, and 14% had at least two, while 13% of non–African Americans had at least one CVD hospitalization, and 5% had at least two.

Study details: An analysis of 566 patients from the Georgia Lupus Registry.

Disclosures: The study was funded by grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and by the National Institutes of Health. Ms. Angley reported having no disclosures.

Citation:

Angley M et al. Epi/Lifestyle 2020, Abstract 5.