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is there a connection between psoriatic arthritis and heart disease?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Yes : People with psoriasis (including psoriatic arthritis) have higher incidence of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hyperglycemia, hypertension and obesity, all risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Atherosclerosis, presumably due to the inflammatory nature of the condition is more common in pa. There is some evidence suggesting anti-tnf therapy lowers the cardiovascular risk in patients with pa.
Answered on Apr 24, 2013
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Research is currently demonstrating a link with cardiovascular disease.
Answered on Dec 29, 2017
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