Subclinical atherosclerosis, airflow obstruction and emphysema: the MESA Lung Study.

@article{Barr2012SubclinicalAA,
  title={Subclinical atherosclerosis, airflow obstruction and emphysema: the MESA Lung Study.},
  author={Robert G. Barr and Firas S. Ahmed and Jeffrey J. Carr and Eric A. Hoffman and Rui Jiang and Steven M. Kawut and Karol E. Watson},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={846-54}
}
Airflow obstruction is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular events in the general population. The affected vascular bed and contribution of emphysema to cardiovascular risk are unclear. We examined whether an obstructive pattern of spirometry and quantitatively defined emphysema were associated with subclinical atherosclerosis in the carotid, peripheral and coronary circulations. The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis recruited participants aged 45-84 yrs without clinical… CONTINUE READING
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