Risk factors for cardiovascular disease in rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Risk factors for cardiovascular disease in rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Sherine E. Gabriel and Cynthia S Crowson},
  journal={Current opinion in rheumatology},
  volume={24 2},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To highlight recent evidence regarding the contribution of traditional and nontraditional [e.g. inflammatory markers, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) features] risk factors toward the excess cardiovascular risk in RA. RECENT FINDINGS The impact of traditional risk factors on the development of cardiovascular disease in persons with RA is an area of active research. Some are more prevalent among people with RA (e.g. smoking); others appear to have paradoxical relationships (e.g… CONTINUE READING
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