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Rheumatoid Arthritis

8 Facts About RA and Heart Disease

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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.