Table 3.

Cox regression analysis of independent predictors of coronary events in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

VariableHazard Ratio (95% CI)p
Disease duration at time of myocardial scanNS
Abnormal myocardial scan13.0 (2.8–60.1)0.001
Ten-year Framingham risk score at time of myocardial scan1.8 (1.1, 2.9)0.01
  • Calculated using patient’s age, systolic blood pressure, smoking status, and total and high density cholesterol level22–24. For definitions of hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, reduced HDL-C, and elevated LDL-C refer to the legend for Table 2. NS: nonsignificant, p > 0.05.