Carotid atherosclerosis predicts incident acute coronary syndromes in rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Carotid atherosclerosis predicts incident acute coronary syndromes in rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Matthew R. B. Evans and Agustin Alvarez Escalante and Daniel F. Battafarano and Gregory L. Freeman and Daniel H. O'Leary and Inmaculada del Rinc{\'o}n},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  volume={63 5},
OBJECTIVE The role of atherosclerosis in the acute coronary syndromes (ACS) that occur in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has not been quantified in detail. We undertook this study to determine the extent to which ACS are associated with carotid atherosclerosis in RA. METHODS We prospectively ascertained ACS, defined as myocardial infarction, unstable angina, cardiac arrest, or death due to ischemic heart disease, in an RA cohort. We measured carotid atherosclerosis using high… CONTINUE READING
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