Cardiometabolic comorbidities in RA and PsA: lessons learned and future directions

Ferguson, L. D. , Siebert, S. , McInnes, I. B. and Sattar, N. (2019) Cardiometabolic comorbidities in RA and PsA: lessons learned and future directions. Nature Reviews Rheumatology, 15, pp. 461-474. (doi: 10.1038/s41584-019-0256-0) (PMID:31292564)

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Cardiometabolic comorbidities present a considerable burden for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Both RA and PsA are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). PsA more often exhibits an increased risk of metabolically linked comorbidities such as obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes mellitus and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Although both RA and PsA are characterized by a state of chronic inflammation, the mechanisms that contribute to CVD risk in these conditions might not be identical. In RA, systemic inflammation is thought to directly contribute to CVD risk, whereas in PsA, adiposity is thought to contribute to a notable metabolic phenotype that, in turn, contributes to CVD risk. Hence, appropriate management strategies that consider the increased risk of cardiometabolic comorbidities in patients with inflammatory arthropathy are important. In RA, such strategies should focus on the prediction of CVD risk and its management through targeting chronic inflammation and traditional CVD risk factors. In PsA, management strategies should additionally focus on targeting metabolic components, including weight management, which might not only help improve disease activity in the joints, entheses and skin, but also reduce the risk of metabolic comorbidities and improve the quality of life of patients.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McInnes, Professor Iain and Ferguson, Dr Lyn and Siebert, Professor Stefan and Sattar, Professor Naveed
Authors: Ferguson, L. D., Siebert, S., McInnes, I. B., and Sattar, N.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Infection & Immunity
Research Centre:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Infection & Immunity > Centre for Immunobiology
Journal Name:Nature Reviews Rheumatology
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN (Online):1759-4804
Published Online:10 July 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Springer Nature
First Published:First published in Nature Reviews Rheumatology 15:461-747
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617771BHF centre of excellenceRhian TouyzBritish Heart Foundation (BHF)RE/13/5/30177RI CARDIOVASCULAR & MEDICAL SCIENCES