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Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy and coronary disease risk factors in systemic lupus erythematosus
  1. E M C Sella,
  2. E I Sato,
  3. W A Leite,
  4. J A Oliveira Filho,
  5. A Barbieri

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Objective: To evaluate the prevalence of myocardial perfusion abnormalities and the possible association between myocardial perfusion defects and traditional coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factors as well as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) related risk factors.

Patients and methods: Female patients with SLE, disease duration >5 years, age 18–55 years, who had used steroids for …

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