Impaired lung function and subclinical atherosclerosis. The ARIC Study.

  title={Impaired lung function and subclinical atherosclerosis. The ARIC Study.},
  author={Emily B Schroeder and Verna L Lamar Welch and Greg Evans and Gerardo Heiss},
  volume={180 2},
An association between reduced pulmonary function and increased risk of atherosclerotic vascular events has been reported. The mechanisms underlying this association are unknown, but are unlikely to be entirely due to smoking given the presence of the association among non-smokers. Few studies have examined the cross-sectional association between subclinical atherosclerosis and pulmonary function. In 14,000 adults in the ARIC Study, we examined the cross-sectional relationship between lung… CONTINUE READING
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