Race and Sex Differences in the Incidence and Prognostic Significance of Silent Myocardial Infarction in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study.

@article{Zhang2016RaceAS,
  title={Race and Sex Differences in the Incidence and Prognostic Significance of Silent Myocardial Infarction in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study.},
  author={Zhu-ming Zhang and Pentti M. Rautaharju and Ronald J. Prineas and Carlos J Rodriguez and Laura R. Loehr and Wayne D. Rosamond and Dalane W. Kitzman and David Couper and Elsayed Z Soliman},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2016},
  volume={133 22},
  pages={2141-8}
}
BACKGROUND Race and sex differences in silent myocardial infarction (SMI) are not well established. METHODS AND RESULTS The analysis included 9498 participants from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study who were free of cardiovascular disease at baseline (visit 1, 1987-1989). Incident SMI was defined as ECG evidence of MI without clinically documented MI (CMI) after the baseline until ARIC visit 4 (1996-1998). Coronary heart disease and all-cause deaths were ascertained… CONTINUE READING