Ankylosing spondylitis: a risk factor for myocardial infarction?

@article{Peters2010AnkylosingSA,
  title={Ankylosing spondylitis: a risk factor for myocardial infarction?},
  author={M J L Peters and I. M. Visman and Mark M J Nielen and Nancy van Dillen and Robert A. Verheij and Irene Eva van der Horst-Bruinsma and Ben A. C. Dijkmans and Michael T Nurmohamed},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={
          579-81
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To ascertain the prevalence of myocardial infarction (MI) in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) relative to that in the general population. METHODS A questionnaire was sent to 593 patients with AS, aged between 50 and 75 years and registered at the Jan van Breemen Institute or VU University Medical Centre. A total of 383 (65%) patients with AS returned their questionnaire that covered the primary outcome, (non-fatal) MI. The prevalence of MI was calculated with data from the general… CONTINUE READING

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