Cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Authors: Kristína Brázdilová 1;  Roman Gál 2;  Zdenko Killinger 1;  Juraj Payer 1
Authors‘ workplace: V. interná klinika LF UK a UNB, Nemocnica Ružinov, Bratislava 1;  Interné oddelenie NsP Brezno 2
Published in: AtheroRev 2018; 3(2): 106-108
Category: Reviews


Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease which, in addition to joint, may also have extraarticular manifestations. At present, we know that patients with rheumatoid arthritis have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, which is even comparable to that of patients with diabetes mellitus. The application of preventive measures as well as the awareness of professionals and patients themselves on increased cardiovascular risk, are one of the most important factors that can ultimately affect morbidity and mortality while improving quality of life.

Key words:

cardiovascular risk, rheumatoid arthritis

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