oa South African Family Practice - Chronic inflammation and cardiovascular risk : review

Volume 52, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Much evidence points towards inflammation as a key regulatory process linking cardiovascular risk factors for atherosclerosis and its complications to an altered arterial biology. Systemic inflammatory conditions such as SLE, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren, systemic sclerosis, vasculitis, Crohn's disease and others are also associated with enhanced atherosclerosis.

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