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Statins Are Safe to Use for Heart Protection in People With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Statins Are Safe to Use for Heart Protection in People With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Living with rheumatoid arthritis is challenging, and knowing that you are at an increased risk for developing heart disease in comparison to those who do not have the inflammatory joint disease can make it even more frustrating.

Often, those who have the disease are excluded from trials where statins, cholesterol-lowering drugs used to lower the risk of cardiac events, are given to participants. But statins are safe for rheumatoid arthritis patients to take and may be able to help in preventing heart issues from developing later on. Head on over to Everyday Health to learn more about this topic.