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Rheumatoid arthritis may predispose patients to atrial fibrillation, stroke

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have higher risks of atrial fibrillation (AF) and stroke than the general population, Danish researchers have found. “Overall, our findings corresponded to 1 new case of atrial fibrillation per 12 rheumatoid arthritis patients followed for 10 years after diagnosis,” the authors wrote in their paper… 

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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… 

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