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European Journal of Dermatology


Arterial stiffness in subjects with psoriasis: a cross-sectional population study Volume 28, issue 5, September-October 2018


1 Department of Cardiology, Herlev, Gentofte Hospital, DK-2900 Hellerup, Denmark
2 Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
3 Laboratory for Experimental Cardiology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Panum Institute, DK-2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark
4 Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, DK-9220 Aalborg Oest, Denmark
5 Department of Dermatology, Zealand University Hospital, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark
6 Department of Laboratory Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
7 Department of Production, Research and Innovation, Region Zealand, DK-4180 Sorø, Denmark
a These authors contributed equally

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease considered to be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), e.g. myocardial infarction and stroke, however, underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Arterial stiffness is a non-traditional risk factor for CVD associated with systemic inflammation [1]. Increased arterial stiffness has been observed in patients with psoriasis but the evidence mainly stems from hospital-based case series with severe disease in which arterial stiffness [...]