Reduction in the incidence of myocardial infarction in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who respond to anti–tumor necrosis factor α therapy: Results from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register

@article{Dixon2007ReductionIT,
  title={Reduction in the incidence of myocardial infarction in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who respond to anti–tumor necrosis factor α therapy: Results from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register},
  author={William Gregory Dixon and Kath D. Watson and Mark Lunt and Kimme L Hyrich and Alan Jonathan Silman and Deborah P. M. Symmons},
  journal={Arthritis and Rheumatism},
  year={2007},
  volume={56},
  pages={2905 - 2912}
}
OBJECTIVE Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease, possibly acting via shared mechanisms of inflammation. This study was undertaken to test the hypothesis that the powerful antiinflammatory effect of anti-tumor necrosis alpha (anti-TNFalpha) therapy might lead to a reduction in the incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) in patients with RA. METHODS Using data from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register, a national prospective… CONTINUE READING
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