Effect of high-intensity statin treatment in rheumatoid arthritis: a case with possible coronary atheroma regression and progression of rheumatoid valve degeneration.

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is complicated by high mortality from cardiovascular disease. Statins have been shown to reduce cardiovascular disease events by approximately 30% and to induce coronary atheroma regression. There is no such documentation in patients with RA. This report describes a 49-year-old patient with RA who developed coronary atherosclerosis… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bcr.08.2008.0717

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@article{Semb2009EffectOH, title={Effect of high-intensity statin treatment in rheumatoid arthritis: a case with possible coronary atheroma regression and progression of rheumatoid valve degeneration.}, author={Anne Grete P. Semb and Sella Aarrestad Provan and Tore Kristian Kvien and Terje Rolf Pedersen}, journal={BMJ case reports}, year={2009}, volume={2009} }