Coronary artery disease in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus NATURE CLINICAL PRACTICE RHEUMATOLOGY Galindo, M., Chung, L., Crockett, S. D., Chakravarty, E. F. 2005; 1 (1): 55-59


A 24-year-old woman with an 11-year history of systemic lupus erythematosus presented with exacerbation of chronic abdominal pain followed by substernal chest pain. She had a history of pericarditis secondary to systemic lupus erythematosus and of varicella-zoster reactivation secondary to immunosuppression. Long-term medications included prednisolone, hydroxychloroquine, aspirin, and mycophenolate mofetil.Physical examination, mesenteric angiography, CT of the abdomen, esophagogastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, pelvic ultrasound, laboratory testing, serologic testing, cardiac echocardiography, electrocardiography and coronary angiography.Acute myocardial infarction secondary to severe multivessel atherosclerotic coronary artery disease.Intra-aortic balloon pump followed by emergent four-vessel coronary artery bypass grafting. Aspirin, hydroxychloroquine, and mycophenolate mofetil were continued and a judicious tapering of prednisolone was initiated.

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