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Author | Barry Fomberstein, MD


Evaluating cardiovascular risk in rheumatoid arthritis

There have been significant advances in the management of rheumatologic disorders with the availability of newer disease-modifying drugs and biologic agents. However, cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality remain significantly increased in patients with rheumatologic disorders, especially rheumatoid arthritis (RA)1-4 and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).