Subclinical femoral atheromatosis in rheumatoid arthritis: comparable prevalence to diabetes mellitus in a case-control study
Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, 07/13/2012
Protogerou A et al. – Subclinical femoral atheromatosis in Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is analogous to diabetes mellitus (DM), further confirming the territorial unrestricted acceleration of the atheromatic process in these patients. Cardiovascular risk stratification based on both carotid and femoral plaque detection in RA should be addressed prospectively.