SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Rheumatologists are often less familiar with, and need to better manage, cardiovascular risk factors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to an expert at the annual Basic and Clinical Immunology for the Busy Clinician symposium.
“Recognizing the need for cardiovascular screening means needing to know what our patients are doing,” Elaine Husni, MD, MPH, vice chair of the department of rheumatic and immunologic diseases and director of the Arthritis Center at the Cleveland Clinic, told attendees. “Are they smoking? Are they overweight? We need to give them a plan. Unfortunately, what we see is that we are very poor at looking at cardiovascular risk factors. So, can we leverage other people to help? Should we send them to cardiologists? Who is responsible to managing this? Should this be up to primary care?”
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.
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