PETER HOPE-ROSS, M.B., Ch.B.; EDWARD J. BIEN, M.D.; VINCENT S. PALLADINO, M.D.; GILBERT GRAHAM, M.D.
Within recent years there has been increasing evidence that rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disease with widespread visceral manifestations. Much interest has been focused on the cardiovascular changes occurring in patients who exhibit spondylitis and the articular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis.1-12
The cardiac pathology that occurred in many cases of rheumatoid arthritis manifested itself as a pancarditis, and because the valvular endocarditis often simulated that seen as a sequel of rheumatic fever, the changes were originally interpreted as rheumatic in origin.1, 6, 10, 11 On this basis it was concluded that rheumatic heart disease was more common in patients with
HOPE-ROSS P, BIEN EJ, PALLADINO VS, GRAHAM G. RHEUMATOID AORTITIS: REPORT OF AN UNUSUAL CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;52:682–693. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-3-682
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