Key clinical point: Data from a single, large U.S. center suggest that the cardiovascular disease risk in rheumatoid arthritis patients dropped substantially during 1980-2009.
Major finding: During 2000-2009, patients with rheumatoid arthritis had 12% fewer cardiovascular disease events than matched adults without RA.
Study details: Retrospective study of 1,811 people enrolled in the Rochester (Minn.) Epidemiology Project.
Disclosures: The study received no commercial funding. Dr. Myasoedova had no relevant disclosures.
Myasoedova E et al. Ann Rheum Dis. Jun 2019;78(Suppl 2):1024-5. Abstract FRI0654. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2019-eular.4996