Proarrhythmic risk and determinants of cardiac autonomic dysfunction in collagen-induced arthritis rats

BACKGROUNDS Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD), which is two-fold higher than general population. The driving cause of SCD was considered due to lift-threatening arrhythmia where systemic inflammation acts as the pathophysiological basis linking RA to autonomicdysfunction. METHODS To assess the… CONTINUE READING