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Hypertension as a cardiovascular risk factor in autoimmune rheumatic diseases

08:33 EDT 24 Aug 2017 | Nature Publishing

Patients with autoimmune rheumatic disease have an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, but the mechanisms that mediate this phenomenon are not fully elucidated. In this Review, Bartoloni and colleagues highlight the relationship between hypertension and autoimmune rheumatic diseases, focusing on the immune-mediated mechanisms that influence blood-pressure control.

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