HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Inflammation elevates risk of cardiac death in rheumatoid arthritis patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic epidemiologists have found that the systemic inflammation characterizing rheumatoid arthritis may be to blame for the increased risk of cardiovascular death in patients with the disease.

"We believe that inflammation is a strong risk factor for cardiovascular disease among rheumatoid arthritis patients," says Hilal Maradit Kremers, M.D., lead study investigator and research associate in the Mayo Clinic Department of Health Sciences Research.

Rheumatoid arthritis patients have a significantly increased risk of dying of a heart condition if they have swelling in the large joints, rheumatoid vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels), rheumatoid lung disease or a high erythrocyte sedimentation rate (a blood test commonly known as ESR that measures level of inflammation in the body), report the investigators in the March issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism (http://www.rheumatology.org/publications/ar).

"Our previous research showed that rheumatoid arthritis patients have a higher risk of early death than others and that these deaths are mostly due to cardiovascular disease," says Sherine Gabriel, M.D., the study's senior author and Mayo Clinic rheumatologist, epidemiologist and chair of the Department of Health Sciences Research. "We suspect that systemic inflammation promotes this risk. Our findings support this hypothesis."

The exact means by which the inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis can lead to heart disease is unclear, say the Mayo Clinic investigators, who indicate this is currently under study. The investigators hypothesize that if the degree of a rheumatoid arthritis patient's inflammation can be closely monitored and kept under strict control, the risk of death by heart condition may decrease. This hypothesis is also the subject of ongoing research.

The study was conducted using the resources of the Rochester Epidemiology Proje
'"/>

Contact: Lisa Lucier
newsbureau@mayo.edu
507-284-5005
Mayo Clinic
3-Mar-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Inflammation of placental membranes may be risk factor for cerebral palsy
2. Inflammation may increase stroke risk in men with hypertension
3. Inflammation reduced after just two weeks on statin drug
4. Study Suggests Inflammation Signs Can Show Who Will Develop Diabetes
5. Antibiotics Reduce Inflammation In Heart Disease But Effect On Heart Attacks Remains Unproven
6. Scientists Discover How Aspirin Reduces Inflammation
7. Study Ties Cerebral Palsy To Inflammation And Blood-Clotting Abnormalities
8. Snipping Inflammation In The Bud; New Agents May Provide Relief
9. Anemia elevates risk of physical decline in older people
10. Coffee drinking elevates plasma homocysteine and risk factors for coronary heart disease
11. High cholesterol elevates womens risk of stroke death

Post Your Comments:
(Date:9/3/2015)... Fullerton, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... September 03, 2015 , ... ... in Fullerton, where innovative medicine is the norm not the exception. , St. Jude ... and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, making it one of only 10 hospitals ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... New York (PRWEB) , ... September 03, 2015 , ... ... Do”. William Mattar, Esq. believes this does not stop at any certain demographic ... captioning to its newly produced one-minute, thirty-, fifteen- and ten-second TV commercials. , The ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... TX (PRWEB) , ... September 03, 2015 , ... ... pre-conference workshops included in Patient Experience Conference 2016, to be held April 13-15 ... non-provider or vendor hosted event bringing together the collective voices of healthcare leaders, ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... DriButts, a non-profit organization dedicated ... Product Development Group to manufacture a long-lasting reusable diaper for warm weather climates ... to bring 600 DriButts Diapers to rural areas of Haiti during a trip ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... ... Real Time Pain Relief (RTPR), makers of the popular rub-on pain ... an official endorsement deal with the company. Originally from New South Wales, Australia, Mason ... 15. He is an Australian bull riding champion, following in his uncles’ footsteps in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Allied Anesthesia Physicians Announce Partnership with St. Jude 2Health News:Allied Anesthesia Physicians Announce Partnership with St. Jude 3Health News:Law Firm Focused on “Helping People” Continues to Expand on Vision 2Health News:Patient Experience Conference 2016 Program Announced by The Beryl Institute 2Health News:Patient Experience Conference 2016 Program Announced by The Beryl Institute 3Health News:DriButts Diapers Rely on Slingshot Help in Haiti 2Health News:DriButts Diapers Rely on Slingshot Help in Haiti 3Health News:Real Time Pain Relief Sponsors the Talented PBR Bull Rider from Down Under - David Mason 2Health News:Real Time Pain Relief Sponsors the Talented PBR Bull Rider from Down Under - David Mason 3
(Date:9/3/2015)... , Sept. 3, 2015 This Defibrillators are ... save millions of lives across globe. This report provides ... Kingdom of Saudi Arabia . Stakeholders for this ... government agencies and regulatory bodies. The Saudi ... two perspectives: by products and by end users. In ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... MENLO PARK, Calif. , Sept. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... medical device company that is providing innovative evidence-based solutions ... its management will be presenting at the Morgan Stanley ... New York City.  Nevro management is ... will be accessible via a live audio webcast, accessible ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... , Sept. 3, 2015  Ascendis ... clinical stage biotechnology company that applies its ... medical needs, today announced plans to present ... Wells Fargo Healthcare Conference in BostonDate: , ... , Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Saudi Arabia Defibrillators Market: & Advanced Life Support Defibrillators; End Users; Industry Analysis, Size, Volume, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 2Ascendis Pharma A/S to Present at Three Upcoming Investor Conferences 2
Cached News: