Rheumatoid arthritis is an independent risk factor for increased carotid intima-media thickness: impact of anti-inflammatory treatment.

@article{Risti2010RheumatoidAI,
  title={Rheumatoid arthritis is an independent risk factor for increased carotid intima-media thickness: impact of anti-inflammatory treatment.},
  author={Gorica G. Risti{\'c} and Toplica Lepi{\'c} and Branislava Gli{\vs}i{\'c} and Dejana Stanisavljevic and Danilo V Vojvodic and Milan Petronijevi{\'c} and Du{\vs}an Z. Stefanovi{\'c}},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={1076-81}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the extent of subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with RA and low cardiovascular risk by measuring intima-media thickness (IMT) of the carotid arteries and to determine factors associated with increased IMT. METHODS IMT was measured by ultrasonography in 42 non-diabetic, normotensive, female RA patients and 32 matched healthy… CONTINUE READING