Peripheral Arterial Disease and Risk of Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke: The Multi‐Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

@inproceedings{ONeal2014PeripheralAD,
  title={Peripheral Arterial Disease and Risk of Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke: The Multi‐Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis},
  author={Wesley T O'Neal and Jimmy T Efird and Saman Nazarian and Alvaro Alonso and Susan R. Heckbert and Elsayed Z Soliman},
  booktitle={Journal of the American Heart Association},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) shares several risk factors with atrial fibrillation (AF), and persons with PAD have an increased risk of stroke. It is unclear if PAD is associated with an increased risk for AF and whether this potential association explains the increased risk of stroke observed in those with PAD. METHODS AND RESULTS We examined the association between PAD, measured by ankle-brachial index (ABI), and incident AF and incident stroke, separately, in 6568… CONTINUE READING
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