Arterial stiffness and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke: the Rotterdam Study.

  title={Arterial stiffness and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke: the Rotterdam Study.},
  author={Francesco U S Mattace-Raso and Tischa J M van der Cammen and Albert Hofman and Nicole M van Popele and Michiel L Bos and Maarten A. D. H. Schalekamp and Roland Asmar and Robert S. Reneman and Arnold P. G. Hoeks and Monique M. B. Breteler and Jacqueline C. M. Witteman},
  volume={113 5},
BACKGROUND Arterial stiffness has been associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease in selected groups of patients. We evaluated whether arterial stiffness is a predictor of coronary heart disease and stroke in a population-based study among apparently healthy subjects. METHODS AND RESULTS The present study included 2835 subjects participating in the third examination phase of the Rotterdam Study. Arterial stiffness was measured as aortic pulse wave velocity and carotid distensibility… CONTINUE READING
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