Carotid intima-media thickness predicts the development of cardiovascular events in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{GonzlezJuanatey2009CarotidIT,
  title={Carotid intima-media thickness predicts the development of cardiovascular events in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Carlos Gonz{\'a}lez-Juanatey and Javier Llorca and Javier Mart{\'i}n and Miguel A Gonz{\'a}lez-Gay},
  journal={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={366-71}
}
OBJECTIVE To establish whether carotid intima-media wall thickness (IMT) may be a good predictor for the development of cardiovascular (CV) events in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS A series of 47 RA patients who at the time of recruitment did not have traditional CV risk factors or CV disease were assessed by carotid ultrasonography. Carotid IMT and carotid plaques were measured in the right common carotid artery. Then, a prospective assessment of the CV outcome was… CONTINUE READING