Rheumatoid Arthritis May Increase Blood Clot Risks

New research has found that people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis may have an increased risk of developing fatal blood clots in the lungs and legs. The study states that people who have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis are three times more likely to deep vein thrombosis and twice as likely to develop a thromboembolism. Dr. Tore Kvien, editor-in-chief of the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases said, “I would call this a moderate increased risk.” More here

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