Statin discontinuation and risk of acute myocardial infarction in patients with rheumatoid arthritis : a population-based cohort study

Mary Abigail De Vera, Hyon K. Choi, Michal Abrahamowicz, Jacek Kopeć, Maria Victoria Goycochea-Robles & Diane Lacaille
Objectives Screening for cardiovascular risk factors and treating hyperlipidaemia with statins are recommended to reduce the increased cardiovascular risk in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, poor compliance with statins may limit their therapeutic benefit. Our objective was to evaluate the impact of statin discontinuation on risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) among RA patients. Methods The authors conducted a population-based cohort study of RA patients with incident statin use followed from May 1996 to...
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