Patterns of cardiovascular risk in rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Patterns of cardiovascular risk in rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Daniel H. Solomon and Nicola J. Goodson and Jeffrey N. Katz and Michael E. Weinblatt and Jerry Avorn and Soko Setoguchi and Claire F Canning and Sebastian Schneeweiss},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  volume={65 12},
BACKGROUND Although it is known that rheumatoid arthritis is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), the pattern of this risk is not clear. This study investigated the relative risk of myocardial infarction, stroke and CVD mortality in adults with rheumatoid arthritis compared with adults without rheumatoid arthritis across age groups, sex and prior CVD event status. METHODS We conducted a cohort study among all residents aged >or=18 years residing in British… CONTINUE READING

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