Can you discuss the cardiovascular risk factor profile in such patients?
Cardiovascular risk is increased in IIM as with other rheumatic conditions. Q risk calculator-? To tick lupus box
General practice database in UK revealed risk of cardiovascular events to be 1.5 times than general population. (Similar to RA) Risk returns to that of general population after 5 years.
Underlying disease process, Myocardial/ pericardial involvement in IIM, anti SRP positivity and medications (Steroids) increases the risk.
As there is general tendency to stop statins in myositis group CV risk increases further.