Beyond the joint: Subclinical atherosclerosis in rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Beyond the joint: Subclinical atherosclerosis in rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Antongiulio Scarno and Fabio Massimo Perrotta and Francesca Cardini and Alessia Carboni and Gianmarco Annibali and Ennio Lubrano and Antonio Spadaro},
  journal={World journal of orthopedics},
  volume={5 3},
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease associated with increased cardiovascular risk and higher mortality in respect to general population. Beyond joint disease, inflammation is the major determinant of accelerated atherosclerosis observed in rheumatoid arthritis. We review the relationship between inflammation, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular risk in rheumatoid arthritis, focusing on the assessment of subclinical atherosclerosis by functional and morphological… CONTINUE READING

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