Sjogren’s doubles MI risk

Sjogren’s syndrome (SjS) patients are at a doubled risk of having an MI, research shows, with the risk being highest within the first year of diagnosis.

The retrospective cohort study matched 1,176 new cases of Sjogren’s with 11,879 controls.

After adjusting for relevant risk factors such as obesity, angina, and medications the researchers found that SjS patients were 2.4 times more likely to have an MI.

Risks were highest in the first year after diagnosis, with patients at a four-fold increased risk of MI during this period.

The researchers did not find an increased risk