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Raised erythrocyte sedimentation rate signals heart failure in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
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    NSAIDS and ESR in the onset of heart failure in rheumatoid arthritis

    Dear Editor,

    Maradit-Kremers and colleagues raise several important issues in their excellent paper on heart failure in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (1), but at least two important questions as well. Although, as they point out, there have been previous links suggested between ESR and heart failure (2) many other factors can interfere with ESR. C-reactive protein (CRP), a much 'cleaner' measure of inflammation, and is...

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