Features April 2014 Issue

Most Common Arthritis Linked To Cardiovascular Disease

Osteoarthritis of the hip or knee could be harmful for the heart, according to a recent study.

It has been widely acknowledged that patients with rheumatic and autoimmune diseases associated with chronic inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematous, have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, but now the most common cause of all joint aches and pains is being linked to impacting heart health as well.

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