Almost 50% higher risk of aortic stenosis with RA: study

Patients with more severe RA may be at greater risk, find US researchers.

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis could be almost 50% more likely to develop aortic stenosis than those without the inflammatory condition, according to US doctors.

Results from their cohort study, including 73,000 mostly male patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), also suggest a higher risk of aortic stenosis–related death and aortic valve interventions.