Published: 1 December 2022
Author(s): Noriaki Kou, Tomonari Shimoda, Ryusuke Imanishi, Hirofumi Kanazawa, Hiroshi Ito
Issue: May 2023
Section: Letter to the Editor

Although the Expanded Cardiovascular Risk Prediction Score for Rheumatoid Arthritis (ERS-RA) is frequently used to estimate cardiovascular risk among rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, it does not include plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations. The study by Erre and colleagues revealed that a 20 mg/L increase in CRP concentrations was correlated with a 1% increase in 10-year cardiovascular risk among RA patients [1]. Their findings suggest that aggressive treatment aimed at reducing inflammation may decrease cardiovascular risks.


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