Rheumatoid arthritis patients who stop statin therapy have higher risk of death

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who discontinue their statin therapy increase their risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and other causes, according to the findings of a population-based study. Patients with RA should therefore be advised of the importance of compliance to their statin therapy, the study authors advised.

The prevalence of RA in adults in India is similar to that in developed countries—about 1% (JK Science. 2003;5:63-66). Death rates among patients with RA are 1.5-fold higher than in the general population, with cardiovascular disease cited as the leading...

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