Systemic RA Complications

Acute Coronary Syndrome Increased in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

It does not come as a surprise to anyone anymore…

Acute coronary syndrome in new-onset rheumatoid arthritis: a population-based nationwide cohort study of time trends in risks and excess risks

Background Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and other cardiovascular diseases are the main drivers of the increased morbidity and preterm mortality in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). ACS in RA has been linked to inflammation and RA severity. During recent years and with new therapeutic options and treat-to-…

MRI-detected myocardial inflammation and fibrosis are associated with RA

Cardiac MRI findings indicated myocardial inflammation and fibrosis were associated with rheumatoid arthritis disease activity, according to published results.Researchers studied 60 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA; mean age, 57 years; 14% were men) with no known heart disease or risk factors…

Rituximab Promising for RA Lung Disease

Findings are reassuring for often lethal disease manifestation

It’s Rheumatoid Arthritis, not the TNF inhibitor, that Drives Lymphoma Risk

Evidence from multiple studies suggests there is an increased risk of lymphoma in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that is believed to be linked to the cumulative activity of the disease.