Table 3

Causes of death according to the death certificates in 18 RA patients. Mean disease duration at the time of death was 7.8 years with a range of 2–13 years

Cardiovascular disease (n=9)Malignancy (n=7)
2 acute cardiac infarction2 bronchial carcinoma
3 heart failure1 carcinoma of the kidney
2 coronary sclerosis1 carcinoma of the bladder
2 cerebrovascular lesions1 chronic monomyelocytic leukaemia
1 acute myeloic leukaemia
1 carcinoma of the collum uterus with infection postoperatively
Infection 1
Others 1
Alcohol intoxication