12 Things to Watch Out For in Scleroderma


4. Heart


Usually, scleroderma patients don’t have serious heart conditions, but it is still necessary for care in this area. Non-scleroderma causes of heart disease are more regular and need to be prevented and assess when possible.

In scleroderma, heart disease is often asymptomatic, until the late stages of the disease. The heart may be affected by scleroderma microvascular disease, tissue fibrosis, pericardial disease and inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis).

Throughout June, our resident blogger and scleroderma patient, Nicola Whitehill, posted daily information and facts about scleroderma to celebrate the Scleroderma Awareness Month.

See the post she dedicated to heart involvement in scleroderma. 

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