Cardiovascular Disease

Topical vs Oral NSAIDs and the Risk for Cardiovascular Events in RA

Topical vs Oral NSAIDs and the Risk for Cardiovascular Events in RA

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Topical NSAIDs are associated with a lower risk for cardiovascular events compared with oral NSAIDs in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

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Optimal management of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors continues to be a key objective of CVD risk management in patients with RA.

Predictors of Accelerated Atherosclerosis in Spondyloarthritis Without Overt CVD

Predictors of Accelerated Atherosclerosis in Spondyloarthritis Without Overt CVD

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Predictors of subclinical accelerated atherosclerosis were examined in a recent study of patients with spondyloarthritis without overt cardiovascular disease.

CVD Prevention Counseling Decreases CVD Risk Factor Prevalence in SLE

CVD Prevention Counseling Decreases CVD Risk Factor Prevalence in SLE

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This study finds that a cardiovascular disease prevention counseling program decreases the prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

ACS Risk Increased in New-Onset RA Despite Improved Disease Control

ACS Risk Increased in New-Onset RA Despite Improved Disease Control

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Individuals with new-onset rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk of acute coronary syndrome.

Cardiovascular Risks in JIA Linked to Serum Vitamin D Level

Cardiovascular Risks in JIA Linked to Serum Vitamin D Level

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Thirty controls were compared with 30 patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis to determine the link between vitamin D and CVD.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Risk For Cardiovascular, All-Cause Mortality in End-Stage Renal Disease

Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Risk For Cardiovascular, All-Cause Mortality in End-Stage Renal Disease

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Patients with rheumatoid arthritis and end-stage renal disease have an increased risk for cardiovascular-related death compared with patients without rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Metabolic Syndrome: High Prevalence and Risk

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Metabolic Syndrome: High Prevalence and Risk

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Researchers from Iran conduct a meta-analysis to determine the prevalence and risk for metabolic syndrome among patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Allopurinol Use In Concomitant Gout and Diabetes Lowers Cardiovascular Event Risk

Allopurinol Use In Concomitant Gout and Diabetes Lowers Cardiovascular Event Risk

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Study analyzes insurance claims data to examine the relationship between allopurinol use in patients with both gout and diabetes and its effect on cardiovascular event risk.

No Association Between Knee Osteoarthritis and Metabolic Syndrome

No Association Between Knee Osteoarthritis and Metabolic Syndrome

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Study uses data from the Framingham Offspring Cohort to investigate possible relationships between knee osteoarthritis and components of the metabolic syndrome.

Knee Osteoarthritis May Increase Hypertension Risk

Knee Osteoarthritis May Increase Hypertension Risk

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An international team of researchers collected data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative to determine the effect of knee osteoarthritis on development of hypertension.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Nonischemic Heart Failure Risk

Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Nonischemic Heart Failure Risk

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Study uses registry data from Sweden to evaluate heart failure risk before and after diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.

Guidelines Inconsistent on Statin Recommendations for African-Americans

Guidelines Inconsistent on Statin Recommendations for African-Americans

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Guidelines on recommending statin treatment for African Americans differ between the US Preventive Services Task Force and the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Heart Failure Risk

Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Heart Failure Risk

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Analysis finds rapid increase in the risk of non-ischemic heart failure after onset of rheumatoid arthritis.

Lupus: Using Diet and Nutrition to Improve Symptoms and Outcomes

Lupus: Using Diet and Nutrition to Improve Symptoms and Outcomes

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Consuming adequate amounts of the right nutrients, and limiting others, can help relieve symptoms and improve outcomes in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Lupus Among Autoimmune Diseases Tied to Subsequent Dementia Risk

Lupus Among Autoimmune Diseases Tied to Subsequent Dementia Risk

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Study reviewed information from 1.8 million individuals in England admitted to a hospital with an autoimmune disease.

The Handoff: Your Week in Rheumatology News - 3/3/17

The Handoff: Your Week in Rheumatology News - 3/3/17

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Connecticut considers rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia for medical marijuana treatment, while Lyme disease-carrying deer ticks continue to invade Michigan. All this and more in this week's edition.

Arthritis and Incident Myocardial Infarction Risk

Arthritis and Incident Myocardial Infarction Risk

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Research comes from meta-analysis of 25 population-based studies on 5 major forms of arthritis.

Tocilizumab Cardiovascular Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tocilizumab Cardiovascular Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Cohort study of patients with rheumatoid arthritis who newly initiated tocilizumab or tumor necrosis factor inhibitor therapy using multi-database claims data.

Cytomegalovirus Connection With Rheumatoid Arthritis Cardiovascular Disease Risk: An Expert Interview

Cytomegalovirus Connection With Rheumatoid Arthritis Cardiovascular Disease Risk: An Expert Interview

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Florian Kern, deputy director of research at Brighton and Sussex Medical School in the United Kingdom, discusses his recently published review wherein he and his colleagues make the case that cytomegalovirus is a major driver of cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Increased Produce Consumption Reduces Cardiovascular, Premature Death Risks

Increased Produce Consumption Reduces Cardiovascular, Premature Death Risks

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Scientists at Imperial College London analyzed 95 studies that included almost 2 million people.

Do Risk Prediction Tools Underestimate Incidence of Carotid Plaque in Gout?

Do Risk Prediction Tools Underestimate Incidence of Carotid Plaque in Gout?

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Study evaluated cardiovascular risk in patients with a new diagnosis of gout using risk prediction tools and carotid ultrasound.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Events After Fragility Fracture

Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Events After Fragility Fracture

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Study investigators suggest clinicians consider more aggressive preventive therapy for cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who have experienced a fragility fracture.

Addressing Cardiovascular Disease Risks May Prevent Shoulder Tendinitis

Addressing Cardiovascular Disease Risks May Prevent Shoulder Tendinitis

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Study examines relationship between cardiovascular disease risk factors, rotator cuff tendinopathy, and glenohumeral joint pain.

SLE Patients With Lupus Nephritis Have Higher Cardiovascular Event Risk

SLE Patients With Lupus Nephritis Have Higher Cardiovascular Event Risk

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Lupus nephritis a risk factor for some, but not all, cardiovascular outcomes in study of patients with SLE.

Thyroid Cancer Survivors Face Long-Term Osteoporosis and CVD Risks

Thyroid Cancer Survivors Face Long-Term Osteoporosis and CVD Risks

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Research shows that younger survivors are at increased risk of serious long-term health conditions resulting from thyroid cancer treatments.

Substantial Increases in Global Systolic Blood Pressure Trends

Substantial Increases in Global Systolic Blood Pressure Trends

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Rates of elevated systolic blood pressure have increased globally from 1990 to 2015.

Increased VTE Risk in GCA With and Without Glucocorticoids

Increased VTE Risk in GCA With and Without Glucocorticoids

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Patients experienced an elevated risk of venous thromboembolism both immediately before and immediately after giant cell arteritis diagnosis.

ACP Practice Guideline Raises BP Treatment Threshold for Healthy Adults

ACP Practice Guideline Raises BP Treatment Threshold for Healthy Adults

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The ACP now recommends that hypertension be treated in adults >60 years old with systolic blood pressure persistently at or above 150 mm Hg.

Depression in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

Depression in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

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Women with systemic lupus erythematosus and depression were more likely to have increased carotid intima-media thickness compared with those with SLE without depression.

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