Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in women diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee
Practice Guidelines as Topic
In this large prospective cohort of women, participants with rheumatoid arthritis had a significantly increased risk of myocardial infarction but not stroke compared with those without rheumatoid arthritis. If these data are confirmed, aggressive coronary heart disease prevention strategies should be tested for persons with rheumatoid arthritis.