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People With Severe Psoriasis Are at Higher Risk of Heart Disease, Researchers Say

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Experts say people with psoriasis should have regular check-ups with their doctor. Image for illustration purposes
Experts say people with psoriasis should have regular check-ups with their doctor. Image for illustration purposes

Medical News Today

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  • Researchers report that people with severe psoriasis have a higher risk of heart disease.
  • They note that typical scans for heart disease do not show blockages in the small blood vessels.
  • They say it is important for people with impaired blood flow to aggressively target heart disease risk factors.

In the most extensive study to date to look at coronary blood flow and the link between psoriasis and heart disease, scientists reported a high prevalence of coronary microvascular dysfunction in more than 30% of people with psoriasis who had no symptoms of cardiovascular disease.

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https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/people-with-severe-psoriasis-are-at-a-higher-risk-fof-heart-disease

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