Table 2

Odds ratio for death, comparing patients with dermatomyositis and cardiovascular disease diagnoses with dermatomyositis patients without cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular diagnoses

Odds ratio (95% CI)

P value


Any cardiovascular diagnosis

2.04 (1.71-2.45)

< 0.001

Myocardial infarction

1.57 (1.11-2.22)

0.01

Angina

0.34 (0.14-0.83)

0.02

Congestive heart failure

2.28 (1.85-2.80)

< 0.001

Coronary artery bypass grafting

-

-

Coronary catheterization

0.51 (0.26-1.01)

0.053

Percutaneous angioplasty

0.47 (0.12-1.94)

0.30


CI, confidence interval.

Linos et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R7   doi:10.1186/ar4135

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