Patients with rheumatoid arthritis and those with diabetes mellitus had a similar increased risk for myocardial infarction

Staud, Roland
December 2011
ACP Journal Club;12/20/2011, Vol. 155 Issue 6, p10
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which examined the myocardial infarction (MI) risk in patients with new-onset rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and in patients with new-onset diabetes mellitus (DM). A cohort of all inhabitants of Denmark was used to identify persons who developed RA over a 10-year period. The results shows that there was a similar MI risk in both patents with new- and onset-RA and DM.


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