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Chronic Tachycardia in Lupus Patients Implied Greater Disease Activity

January 22, 2013

Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus who experienced chronic tachycardia had greater disease activity and physical frailty, according to study results.

“Chronic tachycardia is associated with increased [systemic lupus erythematosus] disease activity, particularly in young people,” researcher Tammy Olsen Utset, MD, MPH,associate professor of medicine and director of the Lupus Clinical Program at the University of Chicago, told Healio.com.

Researchers used a university cross-sectional database to record disease activity, damage, disease manifestations, pain, anxiety and physical function of 243 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). A heart rate of 95 beats per minute or more in at least three out of four sequential visits was used to define chronic tachycardia (CT). Demographic, disease-specific and self-reported symptoms between patients with and without CT were compared.

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Source: Healio.com


Chronic Tachycardia in Lupus Patients Implied Greater Disease Activity

January 22, 2013

Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus who experienced chronic tachycardia had greater disease activity and physical frailty, according to study results.

“Chronic tachycardia is associated with increased [systemic lupus erythematosus] disease activity, particularly in young people,” researcher Tammy Olsen Utset, MD, MPH,associate professor of medicine and director of the Lupus Clinical Program at the University of Chicago, told Healio.com.

Researchers used a university cross-sectional database to record disease activity, damage, disease manifestations, pain, anxiety and physical function of 243 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). A heart rate of 95 beats per minute or more in at least three out of four sequential visits was used to define chronic tachycardia (CT). Demographic, disease-specific and self-reported symptoms between patients with and without CT were compared.

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Source: Healio.com



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