RHeumatoid arthritis studY of THe Myocardium
Rheumatoid Arthritis Study - RHYTHM Renewal
Sponsor: The National Institutes of Health NIH
Enrolling: Male and Female Patients
Study Length: 2 Days
Clinic Visits: 2
IRB Number: AAAR4279
Contact: Christopher Depender: 212-305-4114 / cd2686@cumc.columbia.edu
Additional Study Information: We are doing a research study to learn more about why people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are prone to heart disease. We are recruiting patients diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis without a personal history of heart disease. This study involves one initial full visit as described below, and a brief follow up visit that will take place approximately 2 or more years later. We would incorporate questionnaires, fasting blood tests, 3D-Echocardiogram, PET-CT scan with a cardiac stress test. The 3D-Echocardiogram, blood tests, questionnaires, and a quick CT-scan would be done 3 years later. With these tests, we hope to better understand how rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular disease might be related.
This study is closed
Joan Bathon, MD
Do You Qualify?
Have you been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis? Yes No
Do you have a personal history of cardiac disease? Yes No
Do you have a personal history of stroke/cerebrovascular disease? Yes No
You may be eligible for this study

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For more information, please contact:
Christopher Depender