Different Types Of Cardiovascular Diseases

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Getting To The Heart Of The Rheumatoid Arthritis-Cardiovascular Disease Controversy

I have discussed here more than once the increased risk of death in rheumatoid arthritis patients when compared to healthy individuals. Interestingly, one-third to one-half of premature deaths in rheumatoid arthritis is due to cardiovascular disease; and it appears that inflammation plays a large role in the hardening of the arteries seen in atherosclerosis. A good sense of the magnitude of the role of cardiovascular disease in rheumatoid arthritis is important because inflammation plays such...

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