Key clinical point: Carotid ultrasound may improve cardiac risk stratification in patients with psoriatic disease.
Major finding: Ultrasound measurements plus the Framingham risk score significantly improved predictive ability over the Framingham risk score alone.
Study details: The retrospective cohort study comprised 559 patients with psoriatic disease.
Disclosures: The study was supported in part by a Young Investigator Operating Grant from the Arthritis Society. Dr. Sobchak had no financial disclosures.
Sobchak C et al. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2019 Jun 5. doi: 10.1002/art.40925.