White blood cell count and risk of incident atrial fibrillation (from the Framingham Heart Study).

@article{Rienstra2012WhiteBC,
  title={White blood cell count and risk of incident atrial fibrillation (from the Framingham Heart Study).},
  author={Michiel Rienstra and Jenny X. Sun and Jared W. Magnani and Moritz F. Sinner and Steven A Lubitz and Lisa Sullivan and Patrick T Ellinor and Emelia J Benjamin},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={109 4},
  pages={533-7}
}
Several studies have reported that inflammatory markers are associated with atrial fibrillation (AF). The white blood cell (WBC) count is a widely available and broadly used marker of systemic inflammation. We sought to investigate the association between an increased WBC count and incident AF and whether this association is mediated by smoking, myocardial infarction, and heart failure. We examined the participants in the Framingham Heart Study original cohort. Cox proportional hazard… CONTINUE READING
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