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Olle Melander

Principal investigator

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Carotid intima-media thickness is associated with incidence of hospitalized atrial fibrillation.

Author

  • Samuel Adamsson Eryd
  • Gerd Östling
  • Maria Rosvall
  • Margaretha Persson
  • Gustav Smith
  • Olle Melander
  • Bo Hedblad
  • Gunnar Engström

Summary, in English

Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) is a measure of arterial thickening and a risk predictor for myocardial infarction and stroke. It is unclear whether IMT also predicts atrial fibrillation (AF). We explored the association between IMT and incidence of first AF hospitalization in a population-based cohort.

Department/s

  • Cardiovascular Research - Epidemiology
  • Internal Medicine - Epidemiology
  • Cardiovascular Research - Immunity and Atherosclerosis
  • Social Medicine and Health Policy
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Research - Hypertension
  • EXODIAB: Excellence in Diabetes Research in Sweden
  • EpiHealth: Epidemiology for Health

Publishing year

2014

Language

English

Pages

673-678

Publication/Series

Atherosclerosis

Volume

233

Issue

2

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Elsevier

Topic

  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems

Status

Published

Research group

  • Cardiovascular Research - Epidemiology
  • Internal Medicine - Epidemiology
  • Cardiovascular Research - Immunity and Atherosclerosis
  • Social Medicine and Health Policy
  • Cardiovascular Research - Hypertension

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1879-1484