Depletion of endothelial progenitor cells in the peripheral blood of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Grisar2005DepletionOE,
  title={Depletion of endothelial progenitor cells in the peripheral blood of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Johannes C Grisar and Daniel Aletaha and Carl Walter Steiner and Theresa Kapral and Sabine Steiner and Daniela Seidinger and Guenter Weigel and Ilse Schwarzinger and Wolfgang Wolozcszuk and Guenter Steiner and Josef S Smolen},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2005},
  volume={111 2},
  pages={204-11}
}
BACKGROUND Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is characterized by increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality that cannot be explained solely by traditional cardiovascular risk factors. Cardiovascular morbidity is related to disease activity and can be normalized by effective therapy. Because the quantity of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in the peripheral blood is correlated inversely with cardiovascular risk, we studied whether such abnormalities could also be observed in patients with RA… CONTINUE READING

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