Autoimmune Diseases Linked to Higher Cardiovascular Risk

You'll want to learn your individual risk and take steps to lower it.


Individuals with an autoimmune disease struggle throughout life to prevent their body from harming itself. In addition to this burden, they have an increased risk of developing premature cardiovascular disease (CVD) and suffering a potentially fatal heart attack or stroke. For this reason, autoimmune diseases are known as “risk-enhancing factors.”

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