Cardiovascular Health

 

Heart Disease Often Missed in Rheumatoid Arthritis

July 07, 2020

Rheumatoid arthritis patients have nearly a double risk of atherosclerotic CVD, stroke, heart failure and atrial fibrillation, but they receive poorer primary and secondary preventive care than other high-risk patients. Learn more in this summary of a review published in Nature Reviews Rheumatology.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Cardiovascular Disease Share Etiology

June 02, 2020

Researchers writing in Arthritis and Rheumatology report that high levels of anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (anti-CCP2) appear to be markers for future cardiovascular events in rheumatoid arthritis patients.

9 Key Facts About CVD in Rheumatoid Arthritis

January 22, 2020

Rheumatoid arthritis patients have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, yet rheumatologists and primary care physicians who treat RA patients sometimes miss the signs and symptoms of CVD in their patients. Learn more in this slideshow.

Cardiovascular Disease in Postmenopausal Women with Metabolic Syndrome

September 26, 2019

Postmenopausal women with early rheumatoid arthritis have a metabolic syndrome profile similar to men and should equally be considered high risk for the development of cardiovascular disease, according to Bindee Kuriya M.D, writing in the journal ACR Open Rheumatology.

Calcium Supplementation Doesn't Improve or Hurt Cardiovascular Health

September 23, 2019

Taking calcium supplements doesn't appear to worsen cardiovascular health in healthy postmenopausal women, according to a study presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research annual meeting that took place over the weekend.

NSAIDs May Increase Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Osteoarthritis

September 16, 2019

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use contributes substantially to the increased risk of cardiovascular disease among patients with osteoarthritis, say researchers writing in Arthritis & Rheumatology last month.

Early-Onset Gout May be Associated with Increased Cardiovascular Disease

August 27, 2019

Patients diagnosed with gout at age 40 or younger may be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease and recurrent gout compared to those diagnosed later in life, according to a new study published in ACR Open Rheumatology.

High Hospital Readmission Rates for Gout-Related Cardiovascular Events

July 15, 2019

While gout does not increase the risk of death post-acute coronary syndrome, a new study suggests it may increase an individual’s risk for readmission after heart failure, as well as the number of days he or she will spend on the hospital.

Ultrasound on Point as Predictor of Cardiovascular Risk in Psoriatic Disease

July 08, 2019

The presence of carotid atherosclerosis in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis patients is associated with an increased risk of having a cardiovascular event, researchers report.

Gout Increases Risk for Hospital Readmission after Heart Failure

June 20, 2019

While gout does not increase the risk of death post-acute coronary syndrome, a new study shows the condition does increase an individual’s risk for readmission after heart failure, as well as the number of days he or she will spend on the hospital.