Mitral annular calcification is a predictor for incident atrial fibrillation.

@article{Fox2004MitralAC,
  title={Mitral annular calcification is a predictor for incident atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Caroline Fox and Helen Parise and Ramachandran S. Vasan and Daniel L{\'e}vy and Christopher J. O'Donnell and Ralph B. D'Agostino and Jonathan F. Plehn and Emelia J Benjamin},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2004},
  volume={173 2},
  pages={291-4}
}
BACKGROUND Mitral annular calcification (MAC) has been associated with adverse cardiovascular disease outcomes and stroke in longitudinal and community-based cohorts. Prospective data are limited on its association with atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS We examined the association between MAC and the long-term risk of AF over 16 years of follow-up in participants in the original cohort of the Framingham Heart Study who attended a routine examination between 1979 and 1981. MAC was assessed by… CONTINUE READING
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