Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in people with arthritis. Yet, many are not aware of the connection.
Patients are at the highest risk for heart attacks, strokes and blood clots in the legs and lungs in the first year after diagnosis, when inflammation is also at its peak. For most, arthritis is diagnosed between ages 30 and 45. People do not usually worry, or even think, about cardiovascular disease at this age, so awareness is very important.
Arthritis Research Canada is conducting research to understand the risks across the different types of arthritis, and also to identify ways to prevent or decrease the burden of cardiovascular disease for people with arthritis.
Register for our webinar and join Dr. Antonio Aviña-Zubieta, a senior scientist at Arthritis Research Canada, to learn about the factors that influence risk, the role of inflammation and medications, and how researchers are working to prevent these serious, life-threatening complications.
Length: 1 hour, including Q&A