Dr Thomas Frisell Discusses Cardiovascular Disease Risk for Patients With MS

December 30, 2019

Thomas Frisell, PhD, coordinator of the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, discusses whether patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have an elevated risk for cardiovascular disease.

Thomas Frisell, PhD, coordinator of the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, discusses whether patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have an elevated risk for cardiovascular disease.

Transcript

Do patients with MS face elevated risk for cardiovascular disease?

It’s still a topic that deserves some research on its own, I would say, but there’s a lot of older articles showing that there's an increased risk of cardiovascular disease generally in MS patients. Not a huge amount, but a slightly increased risk. I think it's time to return to those studies to be honest, but that wasn't really a focus of my study. We were looking at the different disease-modifying therapies and how they might alter that risk.