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The autoantibody rheumatoid factor may be an independent risk factor for ischaemic heart disease in men.

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BACKGROUND: Subjects with rheumatoid arthritis have an increased prevalence of ischaemic heart disease (IHD). This is most likely in those people with the autoantibody rheumatoid factor (RF). RF is strongly associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) but is also present in up to 15% of all adults. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether RF might identify people in a general population who also share an increased likelihood of developing IHD. METHODS: Subjects from the Hertfordshire Cohort Study were in...

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10.1136/hrt.2006.097816

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Edwards, CJ More by this author
Syddall, H More by this author
Goswami, R More by this author
Goswami, P More by this author
Dennison, EM More by this author
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Journal:
Heart (British Cardiac Society)
Volume:
93
Issue:
10
Pages:
1263-1267
Publication date:
2007-10-05
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EISSN:
1468-201X
ISSN:
1355-6037
URN:
uuid:4c983855-30ce-49e8-a63e-33907e3bc14d
Source identifiers:
125531
Local pid:
pubs:125531

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