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Obstructive sleep apnea may predict future CVD in patients with RA

10:53 EDT 22 Aug 2017 | Healio

Obstructive sleep apnea was predictive of future cardiovascular disease risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to a recently published study.“Our study indicates that an increased risk of [obstructive sleep apnea] OSA is likely in [rheumatoid arthritis] RA, and that diagnosis of both RA and OSA in an individual patient’s signals additional [cardiovascular disease] CVD risk that should be accounted for in clinical practice,” the researchers wrote.

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