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Coronary arteritis complicating rheumatoid arthritis.
  1. G A van Albada-Kuipers,
  2. J A Bruijn,
  3. M L Westedt,
  4. F C Breedveld,
  5. F Eulderink


    The case is described of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who developed heart failure and vasculitis and died of a myocardial infarction. Autopsy showed vasculitis of several major epicardial coronary arteries. Coronary arteritis in a patient with RA is seldom diagnosed during their lifetime but should be suspected when such a patient develops ischaemic heart disease.

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