Dr. John Chovan
Systemic lupus erythematosus, Autoimmune, Cardiac, Vasculature
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease implicated in the premature onset of cardiovascular disease. SLE`s chronic activation of the immune system leads to inflammation, obstruction and vascular damage. The damage is most pronounced in SLE patients with a sedentary lifestyle and early onset of the disease. Understanding the pathogenesis, signs and symptoms of how SLE affects the cardiovascular system is important. Nurse practitioners play a vital role in the implementation of strategies to manage care and improve outcomes.
Mullins, Jennifer L., "Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Cardiovascular Pathophysiology" (2016). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship. Paper 202.