Heart disease risk might increase in those with rheumatoid arthritis.
People with rheumatoid arthritis may have an increased risk for a heart attack, stroke and other heart disease-related problems, a new study suggests.
Researchers examined data from 353 rheumatoid arthritis patients in the Netherlands who were followed for up to 15 years.
The rate of heart disease-related events in these patients was more than twice that of the general population, the findings showed. The rate among rheumatoid arthritis patients was similar to that of people with type 2 diabetes.
But, the study didn’t prove a cause-and-effect relationship. The research was only designed to show that rheumatoid arthritis was associated with heart disease.
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