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Patients with RA had increased odds for recurrence of acute coronary syndrome

10:52 EDT 22 Aug 2017 | Healio

Compared with the general population, patients with rheumatoid arthritis are at an increased risk for recurrence of acute coronary syndrome, according to a recently published study.“[Our] study suggests that by and large, the use of secondary preventive drugs in [rheumatoid arthritis] RA is not markedly lower than in [acute coronary syndrome] ACS in general, yet patients with RA are at increased risk of recurrent ACS as well as mortality following ACS,” the researchers wrote. “Consequently, from an aetiological point of view, additional factors are likely to drive the impaired outlook and will be important to identify.”

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