Anti-TNF drugs may cut heart attack risk in RA patients

10/28/2013 | HealthDay News

Rheumatoid arthritis patients who actively took anti-tumor necrosis factor drugs were 27% less likely to suffer angina or heart attack than those who didn't use the drugs, a study in Sweden found. In another study, U.K. researchers found that RA patients who used anti-TNF drugs had a lower risk of heart attack than patients treated with nonbiologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs drugs. The studies were presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology.

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