Contribution of congestive heart failure and ischemic heart disease to excess mortality in rheumatoid arthritis Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  • Heart Failure
  • Myocardial Ischemia

abstract

  • CHF, rather than IHD, appears to be an important contributor to the excess overall mortality among patients with RA. CHF contributes to this excess mortality primarily through the increased incidence of CHF in RA, rather than increased mortality associated with CHF in patients with RA compared with non-RA subjects. Eliminating the excess risk of CHF in patients with RA could significantly improve their survival.

publication date

  • January 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/art.21560

PubMed ID

  • 16385496

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 60

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 54

number

  • 1