Atherosclerosis in rheumatoid arthritis: is it all about inflammation?

  title={Atherosclerosis in rheumatoid arthritis: is it all about inflammation?},
  author={S Skeoch and Ian N. Bruce},
  journal={Nature Reviews Rheumatology},
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has long been associated with increased cardiovascular risk, but despite substantial improvements in disease management, mortality remains high. Atherosclerosis is more prevalent in RA than in the general population, and atherosclerotic lesions progress at a faster rate and might be more prone to rupture, causing clinical events. Cells and cytokines implicated in RA pathogenesis are also involved in the development and progression of atherosclerosis, which is generally… CONTINUE READING