Effects of 6 months of abatacept treatment on aortic stiffness in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

@inproceedings{Mathieu2013EffectsO6,
  title={Effects of 6 months of abatacept treatment on aortic stiffness in patients with rheumatoid arthritis},
  author={Sylvain Mathieu and Marion Couderc and Baptiste Glace and Bruno Pereira and Anne Tournadre and Jean-Jacques Dubost and Martin Soubrier},
  booktitle={Biologics : targets & therapy},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Systemic inflammation plays an important role in the increased cardiac risk observed in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Effective control of inflammation and disease activity may be of benefit in reducing cardiovascular risk in RA patients. OBJECTIVE Our study was conducted in patients with active RA to investigate the effects of 24-week abatacept treatment on aortic stiffness measured by pulse wave velocity (PWV). RESULTS The study included 21 patients, of whom 17 were females, with… CONTINUE READING
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