Patients with RA have a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease, and cardiac magnetic resonance can help with early diagnosis.
Weight gain during early to middle adulthood is associated with an increased risk of major chronic diseases and decreases the likelihood of healthy aging.
In patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, levels of serum vitamin D are closely related to cholesterol levels and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Most patients with undiagnosed chest pain in primary care do not undergo cardiac diagnostic testing.
The cause of the RA-CVD link is unclear, although viral infection has been implicated in some studies.
Risk factors for cardiovascular disease are associated with rotator cuff tendinopathy and glenohumeral joint pain.
Rheumatology Advisor speaks with Erin Michos, MD, cardiologist at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Eric Matteson, MD, rheumatologist at Mayo Clinic, about refining cardiovascular risk assessment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
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