Cardiovascular screening in rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional primary care database study

@inproceedings{Monk2013CardiovascularSI,
  title={Cardiovascular screening in rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional primary care database study},
  author={Helen L Monk and Sara Muller and Christian D Mallen and Samantha L Hider},
  booktitle={BMC family practice},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are known to be at increased risk of vascular disease. It is not known whether screening for vascular risk factors occurs in primary care. The aim of this study was to determine whether guidance advocating cardiovascular screening in RA patients is being implemented in primary care. METHODS This study was undertaken in a UK primary care consultation database. All patients with a diagnosis of RA between 2000 and 2008, and still registered with… CONTINUE READING