We performed a cohort study to quantify the association between rheumatic arthritis (RA) and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) risk. ICD-9 was used to identify AMI and RA patients, and the Cox proportional hazards model with adjusted confounding factors was used to quantify the risk. The overall risk of AMI for RA patients was an aHR of 1.05 (95% CI 1.01-1.09). We found RA was associated with an increased risk for AMI.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2019
Subtitle of host publicationHealth and Wellbeing e-Networks for All - Proceedings of the 17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
EditorsBrigitte Seroussi, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Brigitte Seroussi
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781643680026
Publication statusPublished - Aug 21 2019
Event17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2019 - Lyon, France
Duration: Aug 25 2019Aug 30 2019

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2019


  • Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Cohort Studies
  • Rheumatic Arthritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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