Blood levels of two markers may help determine the heart health of individuals with skin-related conditions

People with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, collectively known as psoriatic disease, are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than others in the general population. In a new study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology that included 1,000 adults with psoriatic disease, elevated blood levels of two indicators of cardiovascular health—cardiac high-sensitivity troponin I (cTnI) and N-terminal pro-brain-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP)—were associated with higher risks of experiencing cardiovascular problems independent of traditional risk factors such as hypertension and high cholesterol.

This article was originally published on MedicalXpress.com

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