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Olle Melander

Principal investigator

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Response to Letter to the Editor 'Red cell distribution width in patients with atrial fibrillation'

Author

  • Samuel Adamsson Eryd
  • Yan Borné
  • Olle Melander
  • Margaretha Persson
  • Gustav Smith
  • Bo Hedblad
  • Gunnar Engström

Summary, in English

RDW is a new and easily available risk marker for adverse cardiovascular outcomes and we agree that this may encourage a wider use in clinical practice. As pointed out by Balta et al [2], the underlying causal links are unclear. The causal links could hypothetically involve some of the factors mentioned by Balta et al [2], but also properties of the red cells per se. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Department/s

  • Cardiovascular Research - Epidemiology
  • Cardiovascular Research - Hypertension
  • Internal Medicine - Epidemiology
  • Cardiology
  • EXODIAB: Excellence in Diabetes Research in Sweden
  • EpiHealth: Epidemiology for Health

Publishing year

2014

Language

English

Pages

544-544

Publication/Series

Journal of Internal Medicine

Volume

275

Issue

5

Document type

Journal article (letter)

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Topic

  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems

Status

Published

Research group

  • Cardiovascular Research - Epidemiology
  • Cardiovascular Research - Hypertension
  • Internal Medicine - Epidemiology

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1365-2796