November 14, 2018

Subclinical Heart Inflammation Seen [using PET/CT] in RA Correlated with disease activity

Among a cohort of RA patients without recognized cardiovascular disease who underwent cardiac 18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography with computed tomography (FDG PET-CT), 39% had visually assessed FDG uptake and 18% had quantitatively assessed mean standardized uptake values (SUVs) of 3.10 units or higher, according to Joan M. Bathon, MD, of Columbia University in New York City, and colleagues. {read more here}