The incidence of new onset congestive heart failure and heart failure exacerbation in Veteran’s Affairs patients receiving tumor necrosis factor alpha antagonists

@article{Cole2006TheIO,
  title={The incidence of new onset congestive heart failure and heart failure exacerbation in Veteran’s Affairs patients receiving tumor necrosis factor alpha antagonists},
  author={Jennifer Cole and Anthony J. Busti and Salahuddin Kazi},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
  year={2006},
  volume={27},
  pages={369-373}
}
The objective of this study was to evaluate the incidence of new onset or worsening congestive heart failure in Veteran’s Affairs (VA) patients who have received infliximab, etanercept, or adalimumab, and to compare mortality rates in these patients to control populations. We enrolled three groups of patients for this retrospective study: TNF-α group (n = 103), a rheumatoid arthritis (RA) control group (n = 100), and a control group without RA (n = 100). All patients at our VA facility who had… CONTINUE READING

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