Atherosclerosis and CV Risk in Lupus

April 23, 2018
Gregory M. Weiss, MD

Ground-breaking trials presented at the 2018 European Lupus Society meeting demonstrate that inexpensive office-based tools can predict impending cardiovascular disease in patients with lupus.

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