Achieving Sustained Minimal Disease Activity Helps Lower the Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases in Psoriatic Arthritis Patients as shown by CUHK Study
From left: Dr. Alex Pui Wai LEE, Division of Cardiology; Mr. Isaac CHENG and Professor Lai Shan TAM, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, CUHK Medicine
In a global first, researchers from CUHK Medicine demonstrated that patients suffering from psoriatic arthritis can lower their risk of cardiovascular diseases by achieving sustained minimal disease activity (sMDA). In addition to experiencing an improvement of more than 300% in their Carotid Intima-Media Thickness (CIMT), patients who achieve sMDA are also less likely to exhibit carotid plaque progression.
The study results were published in the medical journal Arthritis & Rheumatology.