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Title: Increased cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: an overview
Author(s): D. Puttevils , P. De Vusser , P. Geusens , J. Dens
Journal: Acta Cardiologica
Volume: 69    Issue: 2   Date: 2014   
Pages: 111-118
DOI: 10.2143/AC.69.2.3017291

Abstract :
Patients with established rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in comparison with the general population. It is considered to be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The purpose of this article is to describe the mechanisms responsible for accelerated atherogenesis in RA patients and to give an overview of the effects of different RA therapies (methotrexate, TNF antagonists and other biologicals).