Extrarticular Manifestations of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Ophthalmologic, Pulmonary and Cardiovascular

Session Type: ARHP Concurrent Sessions
Tuesday, November 8, 2011: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
W190a (McCormick Place West)
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Session Overview:
Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disease and apart from the classical musculoskeletal manifestations, the eye, the lungs and the heart can be directly or indirectly involved in the disease process. Knowledge of these manifestations and the pathophysiologic mechanisms behind them are important to managing the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • enumerate the ophthalmic manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis
  • discuss the etiology of increased cardiac risk in rheumatoid arthritis patients
  • develop a plan for management of interstitial lung disease in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis

Moderator: Michael P. Davey, MD, PhD, Veterans Affairs Medical Center
2:30 PM
Eye Disease Manifestations
James T. Rosenbaum, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
3:00 PM
Cardiovascular Manifestations
Joan M. Bathon, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
3:30 PM
Pulmonary Manifestations of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Gopal Allada, Oregan Health & Science University, Portland, OR
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