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2. What is the relationship between rheumatoid arthritis and atheromas?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disorder occurring in the body's joints, particularly in the hands and feet. Studies have concluded that rheumatoid arthritis patients are more likely to develop atheroma and atherosclerosis. Two specific biomarkers found in patients with RA are linked to the development of plaque in the arteries.

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