Risk of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis and Association With Disease Duration and Hospitalization

@inproceedings{Holmqvist2012RiskOV,
  title={Risk of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis and Association With Disease Duration and Hospitalization},
  author={Marie Holmqvist and Martin G Neovius and Jonas Eriksson and {\"A}ngla Mantel and Solveig W{\aa}llberg-Jonsson and Lennart Jacobsson and Johan Askling},
  year={2012}
}
ACUTE INFLAMMATION PROmotes a hypercoagulable state that may increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) andpulmonaryembolism. Inchronic inflammatory disease such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), procoagulatory factors are up-regulated. Few studies have assessedhowthis theoretical inflammationinduced risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) translates into risk for clinical events in patients with RA. In the methodologically most rigorous study to date, increased risks for VTE in RA were suggested… CONTINUE READING