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Average life span of RA patients ? Does every RA patient develop heart problems ?

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Dr. Eric Chiang
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: It is difficult to

Predict avg life span of RA, but in general the quality of life and co-morbidities include heart disease that affect potential life span heavily depend on how well RA is under control.
We are in a golden era that there are so many drugs available that we can now target either low disease activity to remission for RA, which significantly decrease overall mortality.

In brief: It is difficult to

Predict avg life span of RA, but in general the quality of life and co-morbidities include heart disease that affect potential life span heavily depend on how well RA is under control.
We are in a golden era that there are so many drugs available that we can now target either low disease activity to remission for RA, which significantly decrease overall mortality.
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