Severe Psoriasis Tied With Major Adverse Cardiac Events

by VR Sreeraman on  April 8, 2011 at 12:29 PM Research News
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A new research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has revealed an increased incidence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in patients with severe psoriasis.
 Severe Psoriasis Tied With Major Adverse Cardiac Events
Severe Psoriasis Tied With Major Adverse Cardiac Events
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Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin disease, and if severe, has been demonstrated to be a risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease. However, the degree to which psoriasis is associated with MACE, such as heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular death has not been defined.

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In a cohort study analyzing data from a general practice research database, they found that patients with severe psoriasis have a 53 percent increased incidence of MACE compared to the general population.

They also found that having a diagnosed case of severe psoriasis confers an additional ten-year risk of 6 percent on MACE.

The study results were reported at the 2011 American College of Cardiology meeting in New Orleans.

Source: ANI
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