Semin Arthritis Rheum 2021 04 2;51(2):442-449. Epub 2021 Mar 2.
Arthritis Research Canada, 5591 Number 3 Rd, Richmond V6X 2C7, British Columbia, Canada; Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Canada; Experimental Medicine, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Electronic address:
Objective: To evaluate secular trend in ten-year risk of incident acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in incident rheumatoid arthritis (RA) relative to the general population.
Methods: We conducted a retrospective study of population-based incident RA cohorts with RA incidence from 1997 to 2004 in British Columbia, Canada, with matched general population comparators, using administrative health data. RA and their matched cohorts were divided according to the year of RA incidence, defined according to the first RA visit of the case definition. Read More