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Savill P. Cardiovascular risk assessment vital in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Practitioner November 2020;264(1842):5

Cardiovascular risk assessment vital in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

24 Nov 2020Registered users

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have an excess of stroke and heart failure which appears to accumulate in the five years before diagnosis, an English population-based study has found. The excess risk for further cardiovascular disease (CVD) events persisted after diagnosis and was not totally explained by differences in traditional CVD risk factors or RA-related risk factors at diagnosis.

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