Asthma predicts cardiovascular disease events: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.

@article{Tattersall2015AsthmaPC,
  title={Asthma predicts cardiovascular disease events: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.},
  author={Matthew C Tattersall and Mengye Guo and Claudia E Korcarz and Adam D Gepner and John Kaufman and Kiang Liu and Robert G. Barr and Kathleen M. Donohue and Robyn L. McClelland and Joseph A Chris Delaney and James H Stein},
  journal={Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={
          1520-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To identify and characterize an association between persistent asthma and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). APPROACH AND RESULTS MESA is a longitudinal prospective study of an ethnically diverse cohort of individuals free of known CVD at its inception. The presence and severity of asthma were assessed in the MESA at examination 1. Persistent asthma was defined as asthmatics using controller medications (inhaled corticosteroids… CONTINUE READING

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