- Cardiorespiratory fitness is “alarmingly low” in RA patients.
- RA Patients’ cardiovascular profiles and 10-year CVD risk are made worse by low fitness.
- Low cardiorespiratory fitness may be a good surrogate marker for CVD in RA.
- Combination therapy improves disease activity and fosters more physical activity in early RA.
- These benefits persist for at least a year.