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Excess recurrent cardiac events in rheumatoid arthritis patients with acute coronary syndrome
  1. K M J Douglas,
  2. A V Pace,
  3. G J Treharne,
  4. A Saratzis,
  5. P Nightingale,
  6. N Erb,
  7. M J Banks,
  8. G D Kitas

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Background: Cardiovascular mortality is increased in rheumatoid arthritis. Possible reasons include an increased incidence of ischaemic heart disease or worse outcome after acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

Objectives: To assess the outcome of ACS in rheumatoid arthritis compared with case matched controls in the context of underlying cardiac risk factors, clinical …

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