Cardiovascular mortality in women with rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Cardiovascular mortality in women with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Riitta Myllykangas-Luosuj{\"a}rvi and Kimmo Aho and Hannu Kautiainen and Heikki A Isom{\"a}ki},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  volume={22 6},
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship of deaths from cardiovascular causes in mortality of women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). There is increasing evidence that subjects with RA have increased mortality from cardiovascular causes, but little is known of its determinants. METHODS Our study included all women subjects in Finland who died during 1989 and who were entitled to reimbursement for medication for RA under the national health insurance plan. Demographic data on the Finnish… CONTINUE READING

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