Arthritis as a risk factor for incident coronary heart disease in elderly Japanese-American males - the Honolulu Heart Program.

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BACKGROUND Arthritis is the most common chronic disease in the elderly. Studies show that rheumatoid arthritis is a risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and osteoarthritis is associated with an unfavorable cardiovascular risk factor profile. METHODS At the Honolulu Heart Program's fourth examination in 1991 to 1993, arthritis status was… (More)

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