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Solomon DH, Reed GW, Kremer JM
Disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis and the risk of cardiovascular events.
The researchers studied whether time-averaged disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) correlates with cardiovascular (CV) events. They found that reduced time-averaged disease activity in RA is associated with fewer CV events.
Citation: Solomon DH, Reed GW, Kremer JM . Disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis and the risk of cardiovascular events. Arthritis Rheumatol 2015 Jun;67(6):1449-55. doi: 10.1002/art.39098.
Keywords: Cardiovascular Conditions, Heart Disease and Health, Arthritis, Risk, Stroke