Cardiovascular Complications of Vasculitis

Syed Adeel Hassan, Somia Jamal Sheikh, Iqbal Ratnani, Salim Surani

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Vasculitis represent a broad spectrum of autoimmune blood vessel disease, which eventually leads to inflammation-mediated stenosis, thrombosis, occlusion, and aneurysmal dilation. The incidence of cardiovascular complications in patients with systemic vasculitis has been well documented in the literature. Regardless of the initiating trigger, cardiovascular complications arise secondary to sustained inflammation, pro-thrombotic states, vascular damage, and accelerated atherosclerosis. The advances in therapy have improved survival timelines and increased the rates of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. In this chapter, based on the vessel size involvement, we discuss the common pathophysiology and cardiovascular complications arising in various vasculidities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVasculitis
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Diagnosis to Treatment
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9781685073244
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021


  • Cardiovascular
  • Complications
  • Heart disease
  • Large vessel vasculitis
  • Medium vessel vasculitis
  • Small vessel vasculitis
  • Variable vessel vasculitis
  • Vasculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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