Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1479-8077.2004.00091.x
Title: Improvement in rheumatoid heart disease following infliximab in a patient with long standing rheumatoid arthritis
Authors: Hon, Y.K. 
Keywords: Cardiac failure
Infliximab
Rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid heart disease
Tumour necrosis factor
Issue Date: Sep-2004
Source: Hon, Y.K. (2004-09). Improvement in rheumatoid heart disease following infliximab in a patient with long standing rheumatoid arthritis. APLAR Journal of Rheumatology 7 (2) : 133-135. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1479-8077.2004.00091.x
Abstract: This report describes a 60-year-old woman with chronic active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with rheumatoid heart disease treated successfully with infliximab. The patient had a history of rheumatoid heart disease, presented with cardiac failure and also had active polyarthritis. Two-dimensional echocardiogram (2-DE) showed ejection fraction (EF) of 35%. Infliximab therapy at 3 mg/kg was given to the patient, at weeks 0, 2, and 6 and then 8-weekly There was complete remission of her joint symptoms and the EF improved to 55%. Patients with active arthritis and rheumatoid heart disease can benefit from infliximab. ©Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology.
Source Title: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/130922
ISSN: 02190494
DOI: 10.1111/j.1479-8077.2004.00091.x
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