Non-Cardiac Vascular Disease Among RA Patients


Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) appear to be at increased risk of venous thromboembolism when compared with those who did not have RA, according to a Mayo Clinic study. Rates of cerebrovascular and peripheral arterial events, however, were similar between the groups. The authors added that the incidence of non-cardiac vascular disease has been stable in recent decades in patients with RA. 

Abstract: Arthritis & Rheumatism, January 2012.

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