Rheumatoid Arthritis

8 Facts About RA and Heart Disease


RA doubles the risk for heart disease

More severe RA has a higher risk

Women with early menopause and RA have a higher risk

Body-wide inflammation may be a factor

Biologics may lower the cardiovascular risk

People with RA should have annual cardiovascular risk screenings

Statins and anti-hypertensives should be considered

Lifestyle changes may reduce risk

Allison Tsai

Allison Tsai

Allison wrote for HealthCentral as an editor and producer for Allergy, Asthma, Cold & Flu, COPD, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Skin Care, Skin Cancer, and Sleep Disorders.