The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) has a great patient information program on their web site. Each month, one of the nation’s leading medical experts answers selected patient questions, covering a series of lupus-related health topics.
The transcripts of these question-and-answer sessions are available on the LFA web site each month, as well as a schedule for past and future 2011 topics. The site also includes a link for submitting questions for future topics.
This month, Dr. Amy H. Kao responded to patient questions about “Cardiovascular Issues with Lupus.”
Dr. Kao is a board-certified physician in internal medicine and rheumatology and serves as the Director of Biomedical Informatics for the Lupus Center of Excellence of a large Pensylvania health system. Dr. Kao’s answers are especially helpful for any lupus patient concerned about her heart-health.
Check out all of the great answers Dr. Kao provided to fifteen patient questions about cardiovascular issues with lupus. The transcript of the entire session is hosted on the LFA web site.
Oh, by the way, you might want to crack a little smile for me when you read the last question and Dr. Kao’s answer. Question number 15 was my submission, asking about cardiovascular health and recommended exercise programs for lupus patients. Seeing my own question and Dr. Kao’s answer to my inquiry was a pleasant and unexpected surprise.