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Cardiovascular conditions in persons with multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica and transverse myelitis (2018) Saroufim et al

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Webdog, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. Webdog

    Webdog Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Cardiovascular conditions in persons with multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica and transverse myelitis (2018) Saroufim et al

    Abstract:
    https://www.msard-journal.com/article/S2211-0348(18)30220-7/abstract

    Summary article:
    Hypertension More Common in MS Patients Than General Public, Study Reports
    https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday....nts-compared-to-general-public-study-reports/
     
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    Woolie Committee member

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    This is really interesting, @Webdog. It certainly fits, given what we know about the relationship between inflammatory blood markers like CRP and cardiovascular risk. Since MS is characterised by episodes of intense inflammation, it makes sense this would take a toll on the cardiovascular system.

    Its very possible that the same relation exists in ME. But it might be hard to demonstrate any such relationship, because people are probably more likely to be diagnosed with MECFS if they have high socioeconomic status (many lower SES folks will probably just give up trying to get heard, long before they get a diagnosis). And high SES is protective against cardiovascular risk.
     
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