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Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality due to atherosclerosis. This cannot be explained by an increased presence of traditional risk factors but seems to depend on inflammatory mechanisms. The association of inflammatory pathways with atherosclerosis is complex, and more research is required to optimise preventative measures against cardiovascular complications in inflammatory rheumatic diseases.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Ugeskr Laeger

Publication Date

25/09/2006

Volume

168

Pages

3304 - 3308

Keywords

Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Anticholesteremic Agents, Arthritis, Rheumatoid, Atherosclerosis, Cardiovascular Diseases, Cytokines, Humans, Immunosuppressive Agents, Inflammation Mediators, Risk Factors