Abstract

Heart Under Attack: Cardiac Manifestations of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Mitchell NE1, Harrison N2, Junga Z2, Singla M3,1. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 May 18. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izy157. [Epub ahead of print]
 
     

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1 Department of Internal Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.

2 Gastroenterology Service , Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.

3 Gastroenterology Service, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.

Abstract

There is a well-established association between chronic inflammation and an elevated risk of heart diseaseamong patients with systemic autoimmune conditions. This review aims to summarize existing literature on the relationship between inflammatory bowel disease and ischemic heart disease, heart failure, arrhythmia, and pericarditis, with particular attention to approaches to management and treatment.

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