Rheumatoid Arthrities Found To Have Direct Link With Heart Disease

October 10, 2017 2:29 pm0 commentsViews: 53

There is a direct link between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and heart disease. It is said the incidents of heart diseases rise by two times in RA patients.

In a new finding it is said better medical facilities and improved care has lowered the heart disease risk among the RA patients.

It is said the inflammation from RA is the cause of higher chances of heart diseases as the inflamed tissues narrow the blood vessels to likely obstruct blood flow.

It is also said the inflammation sometimes break the plaque chip and enter the blood stream to obstruct narrow arteries and this finally leads to the heart stroke or heart failure.

The heart failure occurs when inflammation happens in the heart sac and the heart wall. This when ignored leads to the swelling in lower legs, breathlessness, fatigue and tiredness.

Apart from all these, the irregular heart beat is common in RA patients.

Experts say RA patients should check the inflammations regularly to protect the heart.

A new data reveals the chances of heart diseases have doubled among RA patients and also the heart ailments increases by about 50 percent within about five years of diagnosis of RA.

However, apart from all these explanations, it is not yet very clear about the interlinking of RA and heart ailments.


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