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Cardiovascular effects of hydroxychloroquine: a systematic review and meta-analysis
  1. Young Ho Lee
  1. Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University Anam Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  1. Correspondence to Professor Young Ho Lee, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University Anam Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul 136-705, Korea; lyhcgh{at}korea.ac.kr

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I have read with interest the article by Mathieu and colleagues1 regarding the cardiovascular effects of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). This systematic review and meta-analysis demonstrates that HCQ treatment is associated with an improved cardiovascular risk profile. However, it has some methodological issues. First, although the authors searched conference abstracts, using the MEDLINE database alone may not …

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