UBC researcher finds increased risk of heart attack in arthritis patients who quit statins

Mary De Vera, who completed the study while a PhD candidate in the School of Population and Public Health, found that rheumatoid arthritis patients who discontinue use of statin therapy are at increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease and other causes.

“This is very hot news and all doctors treating rheumatoid arthritis need to know it,” said John Esdaile, Professor in the Division of Rheumatology and Scientific Director of the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (ARC).

Read the Vancouver Sun article.