Association of Sick Sinus Syndrome with Incident Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study and Cardiovascular Health Study

@inproceedings{Alonso2014AssociationOS,
  title={Association of Sick Sinus Syndrome with Incident Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study and Cardiovascular Health Study},
  author={Alvaro Alonso and Paul N Jensen and Felicidad L{\'o}pez and Lin Chen and Bruce M. Psaty and Aaron R Folsom and Susan R. Heckbert and C. delli Pizzi},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Sick sinus syndrome (SSS) is a common indication for pacemaker implantation. Limited information exists on the association of sick sinus syndrome (SSS) with mortality and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the general population. METHODS We studied 19,893 men and women age 45 and older in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study and the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS), two community-based cohorts, who were without a pacemaker or atrial fibrillation (AF) at baseline… CONTINUE READING
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