Inflammation and Disease Activity are Associated with High Circulating Cardiac Markers in Rheumatoid Arthritis Independently of Traditional Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Inflammation and Disease Activity are Associated with High Circulating Cardiac Markers in Rheumatoid Arthritis Independently of Traditional Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Cardiovascular (CV) disease is now recognized as a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Identifying patients with RA at a preclinical stage and/or at high risk of myocardial involvement is crucial because it may allow for the development of preventive strategies.