Inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may affect your organs, such as eyes, skin, lungs, heart and arteries.
Inflammation throughout the whole body, also known as systemic inflammation, contributes to cardiovascular disease.
Patients with RA have an approximately 50% greater risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) compared to the general population, and CVD is the leading cause of death in RA patients.1
1. Aviña-Zubieta JA, Choi HK, Sadatsafavi M, Etminan M, Esdaile JM, Lacaille D. Risk of cardiovascular mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a meta-analysis of observational studies. Arthritis Rheum. 2008;59(12):1690-7
Who Is It For
Vectra Cardiovascular Risk is intended for RA patients 40 years or older with no prior cardiovascular (CV) events (e.g. heart attack or stroke).
Vectra Enhanced Care
Controlling inflammation can help lower one’s CV risk. Vectra Cardiovascular Risk accurately predicts CV events in patients with Low, Moderate, or High Vectra Scores. Talk to your doctor about adding Vectra Cardiovascular Risk when ordering the Vectra Test.
How It Can Help
Vectra Cardiovascular Risk helps you and your provider understand your current risk for a CV event in the next 3 years. Knowing the risk and how inflammation can affect your health allows you and your doctor to make informed treatment decisions to reach treatment goals.
The Vectra Cardiovascular Risk Result shows your personalized risk of having a major cardiovascular event in the next 3 years.