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Research Roundup: Vascular and Heart Issues in Rheumatic Disease

Research Roundup: Vascular and Heart Issues in Rheumatic Disease

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This week, researchers reported that NSAIDs are associated with a risk of acute myocardial infarction. In this slideshow, we feature this and other recent studies on cardiovascular and vascular-related issues of rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.

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I agree with Dr. Martinez-Lopez. I am sick of seeing medical personnel, doctors and nurses and EMT's measure BP over clothing. This is bad technique practiced by too many medical people and needs to stop. I've had practitioners try to do this to me and I don't like being subjected to inferior practice. It's equivalent to listening to lung sounds through clothing, another widely practiced bad technique that I've even seen some pulmonologists do, as well as some respiratory therapists and internists. This is not going to stop unless there is push back such as these comments.

David @

The BP cuff is NEVER applied over an article of clothing !! !! see the picture.
Jorge I. Martinez-Lopez, MD, FACC

Jorge @

The BP cuff is NEVER applied over an article of clothing !! !! see the picture.
Jorge I. Martinez-Lopez, MD, FACC

Jorge @

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