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Cardiovascular system 

Cardiovascular system
Chapter:
Cardiovascular system
Source:
Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology (4 ed.)
Author(s):

J. Gerry Coghlan

and Benjamin E. Schreiber

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199642489.003.0019_update_002
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Rheumatology, as a specialty that encounters many multisystem diseases, requires knowledge of many of the more exotic cardiovascular conditions including large- and small-vessel vasculitis, pulmonary hypertension, and myopericarditis. In addition, many rheumatology patients will suffer from cardiovascular pathology due to its common nature and association with an older population, since many previously lethal conditions are now associated with better survival. This requires a detailed knowledge of the drug—drug interactions that arise and the off-target consequences of rheumatological therapies that may aggravate atheroma and hypertension. The rheumatologist therefore needs a broad knowledge of cardiovascular diseases.

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