The role of Inflammation & Cardiovascular Disease Risk on Microvascular and Macrovascular Endothelial Function in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: a Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Study Full Text
Arthritis Research & Therapy, 05/18/2012
Sandoo A et al. – Classical cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk may influence endothelial function more than disease–related markers of inflammation in Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Classical CVD risk factors and anti–TNFalpha medication have different effects on microvascular and macrovascular endothelial function, suggesting that combined CVD prevention approaches may be necessary. Prospective studies examining whether assessments of vascular function are predictive of long–term CV outcomes in RA are required.