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Tool to Predict Cardiac Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

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  • June 17 2014, 1:48pm EDT

A team of researchers from 13 centers in 10 nations is developing a specialized tool that can assess cardiac risks for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Though these patients have a higher than average risk to develop and die from heart attacks, stroke, and heart failure, the cardiovascular risk of patients with RA is underestimated by risk algorithms and calculators developed for the general population, according to the consortium.

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