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Cardiovascular mortality in women with rheumatoid arthritis.
J Rheumatol. 1995 Jun; 22(6):1065-7.JR

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To investigate the relationship of deaths from cardiovascular causes in mortality of women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). There is increasing evidence that subjects with RA have increased mortality from cardiovascular causes, but little is known of its determinants.

METHODS

Our study included all women subjects in Finland who died during 1989 and who were entitled to reimbursement for medication for RA under the national health insurance plan. Demographic data on the Finnish population and health insurance statistics were used for computations.

RESULTS

Half of the 1186 deaths of women were due to cardiovascular causes. The distribution of specific diagnoses within this disease group did not differ appreciably from that in the female population as a whole. However, there was a 34% excess of deaths due to cardiovascular causes. The median age at death in women with RA was 2.5 years lower than that in the whole population with deaths due to cardiovascular causes.

CONCLUSION

Deaths due to cardiovascular causes constitute and important determinant in the surplus of mortality associated with RA in women.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Rheumatism Foundation Hospital, Heinola, Finland.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

7674232

Citation

Myllykangas-Luosujärvi, R, et al. "Cardiovascular Mortality in Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis." The Journal of Rheumatology, vol. 22, no. 6, 1995, pp. 1065-7.
Myllykangas-Luosujärvi R, Aho K, Kautiainen H, et al. Cardiovascular mortality in women with rheumatoid arthritis. J Rheumatol. 1995;22(6):1065-7.
Myllykangas-Luosujärvi, R., Aho, K., Kautiainen, H., & Isomäki, H. (1995). Cardiovascular mortality in women with rheumatoid arthritis. The Journal of Rheumatology, 22(6), 1065-7.
Myllykangas-Luosujärvi R, et al. Cardiovascular Mortality in Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis. J Rheumatol. 1995;22(6):1065-7. PubMed PMID: 7674232.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Cardiovascular mortality in women with rheumatoid arthritis. AU - Myllykangas-Luosujärvi,R, AU - Aho,K, AU - Kautiainen,H, AU - Isomäki,H, PY - 1995/6/1/pubmed PY - 1995/6/1/medline PY - 1995/6/1/entrez SP - 1065 EP - 7 JF - The Journal of rheumatology JO - J Rheumatol VL - 22 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship of deaths from cardiovascular causes in mortality of women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). There is increasing evidence that subjects with RA have increased mortality from cardiovascular causes, but little is known of its determinants. METHODS: Our study included all women subjects in Finland who died during 1989 and who were entitled to reimbursement for medication for RA under the national health insurance plan. Demographic data on the Finnish population and health insurance statistics were used for computations. RESULTS: Half of the 1186 deaths of women were due to cardiovascular causes. The distribution of specific diagnoses within this disease group did not differ appreciably from that in the female population as a whole. However, there was a 34% excess of deaths due to cardiovascular causes. The median age at death in women with RA was 2.5 years lower than that in the whole population with deaths due to cardiovascular causes. CONCLUSION: Deaths due to cardiovascular causes constitute and important determinant in the surplus of mortality associated with RA in women. SN - 0315-162X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/7674232/Cardiovascular_mortality_in_women_with_rheumatoid_arthritis_ L2 - https://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/9254 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -