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HLA-DRB1 and persistent chronic inflammation contribute to cardiovascular events and cardiovascular mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Authors
  • Gonzalez-Gay, Miguel A
  • Gonzalez-Juanatey, Carlos
  • Lopez-Diaz, Maria J
  • Piñeiro, Angela
  • Garcia-Porrua, Carlos
  • Miranda-Filloy, Jose A
  • Ollier, William E R
  • Martin, Javier
  • Llorca, Javier
Type
Published Article
Journal
Arthritis and rheumatism
Publication Date
Feb 15, 2007
Volume
57
Issue
1
Pages
125–132
Identifiers
PMID: 17266100
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our results suggest that a chronically high inflammatory response in genetically predisposed individuals promotes an increased risk of CV events and CV mortality in RA.

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