1st Edition

Interdisciplinary Rheumatology Rheumatology and Cardiology

Edited By Vaneet Sandhu Copyright 2025
    176 Pages 15 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    176 Pages 15 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    A key problem in medicine is that certain diseases may involve organ systems that cross the boundaries of individual specialties. For instance, a patient with scleroderma can develop myocarditis, or one with vasculitis can manifest with aortitis, which in turn can affect the function of the aortic valve. This book represents a dialogue between specialties, helping clinicians understand the implications of disease both within their own specialty and in the overlapping specialty of the case. Here leading experts from the fields of rheumatology and cardiology provide a masterclass in the care of patients with systemic illnesses that involve the immune system and the cardiovascular system.

    Key Features:

    1. Provides a clinical approach to the patient with gastrointestinal manifestations of rheumatic disease.

    2. Details cutting-edge research with inputs from the world’s leading experts.

    3. Discusses possible future directions for research and advancement.

    1.     Approach to the Patient with Cardiac Manifestations of Rheumatic Disease

    Talha Khawar and In Hae Baek

    2.     Fundamental Principles of Cardiac Imaging and Other Diagnostic Testing in Patients with Rheumatic Disease

    Gizem Bilgili and Janet Wei

    3.     Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Diana Yang and Marven Cabling

    4.     Spondyloarthritides

    Heather Gillespie                  

    5.     Crystalline arthritis

    Christopher Hino, Dana Song, and Sophia Li

    6.     Osteoarthritis

    Karina D Torralba and Alpha Gonzalez

    7.     Systemic lupus erythematosus and Antiphospholipid syndrome

    Karina D Torralba, Noelle A Rolle, and Vaneet K Sandhu

    8.     Sjogren’s disease

    Nasam Alfraji and Loomee Doo

    9.     Scleroderma

    Noelle A. Rolle, Muhammad U. Javaid, and Ryan Massay

    10.  Myositis

    Christina Downey and Kathleena D’Anna

    11.  Vasculitis

    Brian D Jaros, Artem Minalyan, and Anisha B Dua


    12.  Preventive cardiac health for the rheumatologist

    Alaa Diab, Breanna Hansen, Diana H Tran, Jessica N Holtzman, and Martha Gulati


    13.  Future Directions for Cardio-Rheumatology

    C Noel Bairey-Merz, Janet Wei, and Martha Gulati


    Vaneet K Sandhu, MD, MS, RhMSUS, FACR, is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at Loma Linda University Health (LLUH). She began her medical journey in India, followed by internal medicine residency at Loma Linda University Health. She completed her rheumatology fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Recognizing the crucial role of education in fostering excellence in healthcare, Dr. Sandhu pursued and earned a Master of Science in Academic Medicine, which was instrumental in her role as the rheumatology fellowship program director at LLUH, where she passionately contributed to shaping the next generation of rheumatologists.

    Beyond clinical and educational roles, Dr. Sandhu has served on various committees with the American College of Rheumatology. Her recent work on the Committee on Training and Workforce Issues in addition to the Collaborative Initiatives Network allowed her to play a vital role in providing patient education resources and supporting the growth of trainees in the field. Additionally, as a chapter leader for the Association of Women in Rheumatology, she has coordinated collaborative educational events, fostering a sense of community and shared learning within the rheumatology field.

    Dr. Sandhu's research endeavors have focused on critical areas such as healthcare disparities, medical education, and lupus. Her commitment to advancing knowledge in these domains is evident through her numerous publications as well as funded research studies, which have contributed significantly to the scholarly landscape of rheumatology.