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Cardiovascular Aspects of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Michael T Nurmohamed, MD, PhD
The increased mortality rate in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is predominantly due to atherosclerotic cardiovascular (CV) disease. This article reviewsaccumulating evidence that the enhanced CV risk in RA is similar to that observed in type 2 diabetes, and thus RA should be seen as a new CV risk factor for which appropriate risk management is mandatory.
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