Rheumatoid arthritis and heart Archives | Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior

3 Topics in the News on Rheumatoid Arthritis Heart Disease

Rheumatoid “Arthritis” in the heart – no joints, but plenty of problems Often, I have sharp chest pains, but I know it’s not my heart – click here if you don’t know what it is. (Hint: there are joints along the sternum.) But when a large butterfly flutters in my chest and tries to escape through...Continue reading      13 Comments » Read more

RA News Vol. 8: Predicting TNF Response, Prednisone Increases Remission, New Mayo Clinic Heart Disease Risk Study

Brief rundown of 3 recent RA news articles that could make big impact 1. Simple urine test may predict who responds to TNF biologics! British researcher Dr. Sabrina Kapoor noted that the metabolites which are a result of the effects of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) on metabolism should be present in the urine or blood of patients....Continue reading      6 Comments » Read more

RA Disease in the News, Vol.7: Increased Atrial Fibrillation Risk, Steroids Reduce Citrullination, Self-performed Joint Counts

3 interesting Rheumatoid disease news items I knew you’d want to read! 1. Steroid injections found to reduce citrullination in synovial tissue with Rheumatoid disease Researchers found that steroids applied directly joint tissues had a specific affect on disease activity that methotrexate did not have. Glucocorticoids (dexamethasone) decreased citrullination and PAD (peptidylarginine deiminase, an enzyme commonly produced...Continue reading      9 Comments » Read more

RA News Headlines, Vol. 6: Ibuprofen for Pain, Orencia Shots, New RA test, RA Inflammation Increases CV Risk

4 Big Headlines for RA News 1) Ibuprofen beats acetaminophen & a combination of both in knee pain Thanks to Dr. Kirsch for Tweeting this fantastic editorial about an arthritis pain relief study in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases last week. The column highlights data in a new long-term study of the two most popular over-the-counter pain...Continue reading      8 Comments » Read more

20 Facts About Rheumatoid Heart Disease

This is part 2 of yesterday’s post Rheumatoid (Arthritis) Heart Disease about the history and uniqueness of the heart disease of Rheumatoid Arthritis. It’s important to realize… Rheumatoid heart disease is part of the Rheumatoid disease. It is not just… RA increasing a person’s chances of heart disease. RA making heart disease worse. RA patients being more likely to...Continue reading      21 Comments » Read more
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