A Researcher Perspective

Dr. Antonio Aviña-Zubieta, a senior scientist of rheumatology at Arthritis Research Canada, explains how arthritis patients are at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, which includes heart attacks, strokes and blood clots in the legs and lungs. Learn more about the factors that influence risk, the role of inflammation and medications, and how researchers are working to prevent these serious, life-threatening complications.

A Patient Perspective

Sandra Sova was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at age eight and was led to believe people with arthritis couldn’t be physically active. This belief caused her to live a sedentary lifestyle for years. Find out how watching a presentation by Arthritis Research Canada scientists made Sandra realize her increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Discover how she changed her life to focus on heart health and overall wellness.

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