Risk factors for the rapid increase in risk of acute coronary events in patients with new-onset rheumatoid arthritis: a nested case-control study.

@article{Mantel2015RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for the rapid increase in risk of acute coronary events in patients with new-onset rheumatoid arthritis: a nested case-control study.},
  author={{\"A}ngla Mantel and Marie Holmqvist and Fredrik Nyberg and G{\"o}ran Tornling and Thomas Frisell and Lars Alfredsson and Johan Askling},
  journal={Arthritis & rheumatology},
  year={2015},
  volume={67 11},
  pages={2845-54}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate risk factors for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in patients with new-onset rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS We performed a nested case-control study of patients with incident RA included in the Epidemiological Investigation of RA study. Cases with ACS were identified using Swedish national health registers and matched with up to 5 controls without ACS, based on incidence density-based sampling. Information on potential exposures (clinical disease activity, serologic… CONTINUE READING

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