June 7th, 2012

Ultrasound May Detect Heart Disease Earlier in Arthritis Patients

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A special type of ultrasound can detect heart disease early in people with rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new study. "The challenge we've had in our studies -- and other people have had as well -- is identifying patients with rheumatoid arthritis early enough so we can intervene, before the symptoms become clinically apparent," senior researcher Dr. Sherine Gabriel, a rheumatologist and epidemiologist, said in a Mayo news release. HHS Health Finder, Medical News Today, MedIndia

 

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