Increased risk of venous thromboembolism and arterial cardiovascular events in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

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Abstract

This focused review describes the current knowledge of the association between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and cardiovascular disease. Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease, and as well as venous thromboembolism this disease shares inflammatory mechanisms with IBD. Patients with IBD have a high risk of venous thromboembolism especially during IBD flare-ups. Their risk of arterial cardiovascular disease may also be increased. The risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with IBD warrants clinical attention, and it is possible that the risk can be modified by applying anti-inflammatory therapy.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Vol/bind174
Udgave nummer48
Sider (fra-til)3003-3006
Antal sider4
ISSN0041-5782
StatusUdgivet - 2012

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