Cardiovascular disease

Feasibility of cardiovascular disease risk assessments in rheumatology outpatient clinics: Experiences from the nationwide NOCAR project

© 2018 Author(s). Published by BMJ. Objective The European League Against Rheumatism recommends implementing cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessments for patients with inflammatory joint diseases (IJDs) into clinical practice. Our goal was to …

Exploring cardiovascular disease risk evaluation in patients with inflammatory joint diseases

© 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd Objectives Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk calculators developed for the general population have been shown to inaccurately predict CVD events in patients with inflammatory joint disease (IJD). European guidelines for …

Predictive value of arterial stiffness and subclinical carotid atherosclerosis for cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Copyright © 2016. All rights reserved. Objective.We evaluated the predictive value of these vascular biomarkers for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA): aortic pulse wave velocity (aPWV), augmentation index …

Disease activity and left ventricular structure in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

© The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Society for Rheumatology. All rights reserved. Objective. Increased left ventricular (LV) wall thickness/internal diameter ratio (relative wall thickness) was recently …

Disease activity in ankylosing spondylitis and associations to markers of vascular pathology and traditional cardiovascular disease risk factors: A cross-sectional study

Objective. To compare the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and population controls, and to examine the associations between disease activity and CVD risk. Methods. A cross-sectional study was done of patients with …

Uveitis is associated with hypertension and atherosclerosis in patients with ankylosing spondylitis: A cross-sectional study

© 2014 Elsevier Inc. Objectives: Uveitis is the most common extra-articular manifestation in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), but the literature describing AS patients with a history of uveitis is limited. The objective was to examine if a …

Carotid plaque characteristics and disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis

Objective. Carotid plaques (CP) are predictive of acute coronary syndrome in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), suggesting that atherosclerotic plaques in these patients are vulnerable. The objective of our study was to characterize …