Reversing myocardial microvascular disease in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Raza2005ReversingMM,
  title={Reversing myocardial microvascular disease in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Karim Raza and Matthew Banks and George D. Kitas},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={754-6}
}
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality. This is regarded as being due to accelerated coronary atherosclerosis. We describe a 62-year-old man with seropositive erosive RA and extraarticular manifestations but no history of cardiovascular disease. Noninvasive assessment of myocardial blood flow by adenosine stressed thallium scanning showed reversible ischemia and diffusely poor myocardial perfusion. Repeat assessment after intensive immunosuppression for… CONTINUE READING

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