Mortality after coronary artery revascularization of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.


OBJECTIVE Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have an increased risk for accelerated atherosclerosis. It is not known, however, whether this disorder is associated with a higher risk of complications after coronary artery revascularization. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study of patients in the 2003-2005 Nationwide Inpatient Sample. To determine… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2009.09.036


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