Progression of coronary artery atherosclerosis in rheumatoid arthritis: comparison with participants from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

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Chung, Cecilia P; Giles, Jon T; Kronmal, Richard A; Post, Wendy S; Gelber, Allan C; Petri, Michelle; Szklo, Moyses; Detrano, Robert; Budoff, Matthew J; Blumenthal, Roger S; Ouyang, Pamela; Bush, David; Bathon, Joan M;

Introduction In cross-sectional studies, patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have higher coronary artery calcium (CAC) than controls. However, their rate of progression of CAC and the predictors of CAC progression have heretofore remained unknown. Methods Incidence ... View more