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Assessment of Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Therapeutic Patterns among Urban Black Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Authors
  • McFarlane, Isabel M.
  • Leon, Su Yien Zhaz
  • Bhamra, Manjeet S.
  • Burza, Aaliya
  • Waite, Stephen Anthony
  • Alvarez, Milena Rodriguez
  • Koci, Kristaq
  • Taklalsingh, Nicholas
  • Kaplan, Ian
  • Pathiparampil, Joshy
  • Kabani, Naureen
  • Watler, Elsie
  • Sorrento, Cristina S.
  • Frefer, Mosab
  • Vaitkus, Vytas
  • Green, Jason
  • Matthew, Keron
  • Arroyo-Mercado, Fray
  • Lyo, Helen
  • Soliman, Faisal
  • And 17 more
Publication Date
Feb 20, 2019
Source
MDPI
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Language
English
License
Green
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Abstract

20). CV outcomes (coronary artery disease/myocardial infarction, heart failure, atrial fibrillation and stroke) were comparable to published reports. Higher steroid use, which increases CVD risk, and lesser utilization of biologics (decrease CV risk) were also observed. Our Black RA cohort had higher rates of traditional CVD risk factors, in addition to chronic inflammation from aggressive RA, which places our patients at a higher risk for CVD outcomes, calling for revised risk stratification strategies and effective interventions to address comorbidities in this vulnerable population.

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