methotrexate improves long-term SURVIVAL in rheumatoid arthritis patients

Exciting new research suggests that methotrexate improves long-term SURVIVAL in rheumatoid arthritis patients.

It's well known that methotrexate slows the progression of RA... but it seems to improve survival by reducing cardiovascular deaths.

RA patients have an increased risk of heart disease. It's thought that some of the same inflammation that causes joint damage might also lead to atherosclerosis and heart disease.

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