Chronic arthritis and cardiovascular disease: altered blood parameters give rise to a prothrombotic propensity.

@article{Beinsberger2014ChronicAA,
  title={Chronic arthritis and cardiovascular disease: altered blood parameters give rise to a prothrombotic propensity.},
  author={Jilke Beinsberger and Johan W. M. Heemskerk and Judith M E M Cosemans},
  journal={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2014},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={345-52}
}
OBJECTIVE Rheumatoid arthritis, and to a lesser extent ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis, associates with increased morbidity and mortality due to cardiovascular complications. We hypothesized that the increased risk of cardiovascular disease is reflected by changes in blood parameters that are compatible with a prothrombotic propensity. To… CONTINUE READING