Increased unrecognized coronary heart disease and sudden deaths in rheumatoid arthritis: A population-based cohort study Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  • Coronary Disease
  • Death, Sudden, Cardiac

abstract

  • Patients with RA have a significantly higher risk of CHD when compared with non-RA subjects. RA patients are less likely to report symptoms of angina and more likely to experience unrecognized MI and sudden cardiac death. The risk of CHD in RA patients precedes the ACR criteria-based diagnosis of RA, and the risk cannot be explained by an increased incidence of traditional CHD risk factors in RA patients.

publication date

  • February 2005

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/art.20853

PubMed ID

  • 15693010

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 402

end page

  • 11

volume

  • 52

number

  • 2