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Hydroxychloroquine Use Is Associated With Decreased Incident Cardiovascular Events in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Preventive Cardiology
Conclusion In this hypothesis-generating study, hydroxychloroquine use was associated with a 72% decrease in the risk of incident CVD in RA patients. If these preliminary results are confirmed in larger studies, our findings may be used as a rationale for a randomized study of hydroxychloroquine use for primary prevention of CVD in RA or nonrheumatic high-risk patients.
Source: JAHA:Journal of the American Heart Association - January 4, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sharma, T. S., Wasko, M. C. M., Tang, X., Vedamurthy, D., Yan, X., Cote, J., Bili, A. Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Primary Prevention Preventive Cardiology Source Type: research