Cardiovascular disease prevalence in patients with inflammatory arthritis, diabetes mellitus and osteoarthritis: a cross-sectional study in primary care

@inproceedings{Nielen2012CardiovascularDP,
  title={Cardiovascular disease prevalence in patients with inflammatory arthritis, diabetes mellitus and osteoarthritis: a cross-sectional study in primary care},
  author={Markus M. J. Nielen and Alper M. van Sijl and Mike J L Peters and Robert A. Verheij and François Georges Schellevis and Michael T. Nurmohamed},
  booktitle={BMC musculoskeletal disorders},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND There is accumulating evidence for an increased cardiovascular burden in inflammatory arthritis, but the true magnitude of this cardiovascular burden is still debated. We sought to determine the prevalence rate of non-fatal cardiovascular disease (CVD) in inflammatory arthritis, diabetes mellitus and osteoarthritis (non-systemic inflammatory comparator) compared to controls, in primary care. METHODS Data on CVD morbidity (ICPC codes K75 (myocardial infarction), K89 (transient… CONTINUE READING
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