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The value of carotid ultrasound in cardiovascular risk stratification in patients with psoriatic disease

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The value of carotid ultrasound in cardiovascular risk stratification in patients with psoriatic disease

Arthritis & Rheumatology

Fecha de publicación: 5 June 2019

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/art.40925

Autores: Curtis Sobchak, Shadi Akhtari, Paula Harvey, Dafna Gladman, Vinod Chandran, Richard Cook Lihi Eder.

Background: This study aimed to assess whether subclinical atherosclerosis, as evaluated by carotid ultrasound, could predict incident cardiovascular events (CVE) in patients with psoriatic disease (PsD) and determine whether incorporation of imaging data could improve cardiovascular risk prediction by the Framingham Risk Score (FRS).

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