Longterm blood pressure variability in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and its effect on cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality in RA: a population-based comparative cohort study.

OBJECTIVE To examine longterm visit-to-visit blood pressure (BP) variability in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) versus non-RA subjects and to assess its effect on cardiovascular (CV) events and mortality in RA. METHODS Clinic BP measures were collected in a population-based incident cohort of patients with RA (1987 American College of Rheumatology… (More)