lupus carditis

lupus carditis

Cardiology A heart affected by SLE; lupus endocarditis occurs in ±15% of Pts, is due to valve disease and causes hemodynamic alterations in the form of regurgitation; lupus myocardiopathy occurs in 10% of SLE and is manifest by arrhythmias and CHF, linked to HTN. See Systemic lupus erythematosus.
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