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Difficulties in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in the presence of cardiovascular events

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29296/25877305-2022-08-14

E. Sagitova, Candidate of Medical Sciences; O. Kravtsova, Candidate of Medical Sciences
Orenburg State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events (CVEs). The main factors of cardiovascular mortality in RA are considered to be the rapid progression of atherosclerosis and the development of chronic heart failure. Traditional risk factors, such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and obesity, play an important role in the development of CVEs. The paper considers a clinical case of diagnosing RA and difficulties in selecting adequate therapy in the presence of cardiovascular disease.

rheumatoid arthritis
brachiocephalic arteries
silent myocardial ischemia
blood lipid profile
biological agents.

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