Tumor necrosis factor-alpha antagonists improve aortic stiffness in patients with inflammatory arthropathies: a controlled study.

@article{Angel2010TumorNF,
  title={Tumor necrosis factor-alpha antagonists improve aortic stiffness in patients with inflammatory arthropathies: a controlled study.},
  author={Kristin Angel and Sella Aarrestad Provan and Hanne L\ovdahl Gulseth and Petter Mowinckel and Tore Kristian Kvien and Dan Atar},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={2010},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={333-8}
}
The chronic inflammatory state of rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory arthropathies, such as ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis, contributes to the accelerated atherosclerosis associated with these conditions. This study evaluates the effect of treatment with tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha antagonists on arterial stiffness in patients with inflammatory arthropathies. A total of 60 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or psoriatic arthritis and… CONTINUE READING