J Rheumatol 2021 Feb 15. Epub 2021 Feb 15.
Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; Division of Epidemiology, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Division of Circulatory Failure, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota Division of Medical statistics and Informatics, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Funding: This work was supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, NIAMS (R01 AR46849) and NHLBI (HL120859). Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute of Aging of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R01AG034676. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health. Address correspondence to Elena Myasoedova, MD, PhD. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Division of Rheumatology, 200 1st St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905. Email:
Objective: To assess trends in incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality following incident CVD events in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) onset in 1980- 2009 versus non-RA subjects.
Methods: We studied Olmsted County, Minnesota residents with incident RA (age ≥ 18 years, 1987 ACR criteria met in 1980-2009) and non-RA subjects from the same source population with similar age, sex and calendar year of index. All subjects were followed until death, migration, or 12/31/2016. Read More