Risk of heart attack in rheumatoid arthritis patients almost
A biologic drug which treats rheumatoid arthritis has been shown by new research to reduce the risk of heart attacks in arthritis sufferers by up to 40 per cent.

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a 60 per cent higher risk of heart attacks than the public, thought to be linked to the inflammation caused by the disease on affected joints. Reducing inflammation is a key goal of medical interventions, and several types of treatments are used.
Biologic drugs, such as tumour necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi), work by reducing or eliminating certain proteins that cause inflammation. Synthetic disease modifying therapies (sDMARD) are used to slow down progression of rheumatoid arthritis and include drugs like methotrexate.

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