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Arterial stiffness and central blood pressure, as determined by pulse wave analysis, in rheumatoid arthritis

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  • Medicine

Abstract

Background: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality for reasons which are insufficiently understood. Chronic inflammation may impair vascular function and lead to an increase of arterial stiffness, an important determinant of cardiovascular risk.

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