Key clinical point: Positive remodeling and low-attenuation, noncalcified plaques might be something to look for when assessing systemic lupus erythematosus cardiovascular risk.
Major finding: There was a mean of 458 low-attenuation, noncalcified plaques among lupus patients versus 42 among controls, a more than 900% difference (P less than .001)
Study details: Coronary CT angiography in 102 lupus patients and 100 healthy controls
Disclosures: The National Institutes of Health funded the work. The lead investigator didn’t report any relevant disclosures.
Stojan G et al. Lupus Sci Med. 2019;6[suppl 1]:A200, Abstract 274.