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What’s the effect of rheumatoid arthritis on the heart and vessels?
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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Ra is an inflammotry disorder, characterized by high levels of CRP in the body.
CRP does not cause the damge, but is the best surrogate marker for inflammation in the body, particularly the blood stream. Inflammation hurts the ling of blood vessels and increases the tendency to deposit cholesterol plaques. It raises clotting factors, such as fibrinogen which makes the blood more liely to clot!

In brief: Bad
Ra is an inflammotry disorder, characterized by high levels of CRP in the body.
CRP does not cause the damge, but is the best surrogate marker for inflammation in the body, particularly the blood stream. Inflammation hurts the ling of blood vessels and increases the tendency to deposit cholesterol plaques. It raises clotting factors, such as fibrinogen which makes the blood more liely to clot!
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