Heart Health With RA

People with rheumatoid arthritis face higher risk for heart disease


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects more than your joints. Research has shown that this autoimmune disease can also affect your heart. “When we looked at large groups of people we noticed that people with RA were getting heart disease at an earlier age and at a higher rate than people without RA,” says Cleveland Clinic rheumatologist M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH.

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