Association between peak expiratory flow and the development of carotid atherosclerotic plaques.

@article{Zureik2001AssociationBP,
  title={Association between peak expiratory flow and the development of carotid atherosclerotic plaques.},
  author={Mahmoud Zureik and Francine Kauffmann and Pierre Jean Touboul and Dominique Courbon and Pierre Ducimeti{\`e}re},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={161 13},
  pages={1669-76}
}
BACKGROUND Numerous population-based studies have suggested that impaired lung function is associated with subsequent coronary heart diseases-related mortality and cardiovascular disease-related mortality. The relative contribution of atherosclerosis in these associations is unknown. OBJECTIVE To examine the association of peak expiratory flow (PEF) with the occurrence during 4 years of atherosclerotic plaques in the extracranial carotid arteries in a sample of 656 subjects (aged 59-71 years… CONTINUE READING