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Carotid Ultrasound May Aid CV Risk Stratification of Patients with Psoriatic Disease

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.