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What are the symptoms of heart disease related to rheumatoid arthritis?

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Heart disease doesn't always show symptoms before a crisis (like a heart attack or stroke) happens. You may have chest pain after you’re active. Your doctor can check your cholesterol, blood pressure, and other things that can help predict illness.

SOURCES:

National Anemia Council: “FAQs," “Anemia and RA.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease,” “Why You Need a Chest Scan,” “RA Doubles Risk of Cardiovascular Events.”

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: “Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinical Presentation.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Skin Disorders:  “Sjögren's Syndrome,” “Conditions and Behaviors that Increase Osteoporosis Risk.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Rheumatoid Vasculitis,” "Interstitial Lung Disease."

Sleath, B. , Feb. 15, 2008. Arthritis Care & Research

Gochuico, B. 2008. Archives of Internal Medicine,

Deane, K. , December 2006. The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine

Mayo Clinic: “Anemia: Symptoms and causes.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on June 17, 2019

SOURCES:

National Anemia Council: “FAQs," “Anemia and RA.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease,” “Why You Need a Chest Scan,” “RA Doubles Risk of Cardiovascular Events.”

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: “Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinical Presentation.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Skin Disorders:  “Sjögren's Syndrome,” “Conditions and Behaviors that Increase Osteoporosis Risk.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Rheumatoid Vasculitis,” "Interstitial Lung Disease."

Sleath, B. , Feb. 15, 2008. Arthritis Care & Research

Gochuico, B. 2008. Archives of Internal Medicine,

Deane, K. , December 2006. The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine

Mayo Clinic: “Anemia: Symptoms and causes.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on June 17, 2019

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