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Archived Comments for: Myocardial dysfunction in rheumatoid arthritis: epidemiology and pathogenesis

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  1. Both RA and heart disease involved with potassium.

    Charles Weber, retired

    28 September 2005

    Rheumatoid arthritis always has low cell potassium. A potassium deficiency can cause necrosis of heart cells. A potassium deficiency is almost certainly the link between RA and heart disease. For a discussion of the affect of potassium deficiency on physiology, see; <a href=" ">

    Competing interests

    I have written several noncommercial articles about RA posted on the internet, starting here <a href=" "> and summarized here <a href="">