A 49-year-old female asked:
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does inflammation in your body from ra affect your heart?

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Dr. David Snow
30 years experience Rheumatology
It can: Inflammation in your body gives you an independent risk factor for developing narrowing of the arteries called atherosclerosis. What you can do is control your cholesterol, control your blood pressure, exercise, eat right. Have a family doctor evaluate you for respecter's of cardiovascular disease. It can rarely cause problems such as inflammation of the lining of the heart. Those symptoms of the chest pain.
Answered on Mar 19, 2015

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