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Olle Melander

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Red blood cell distribution width is associated with incidence of atrial fibrillation.

Author

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

Summary, in English

Red blood cell distribution width (RDW), a measure of variation in erythrocyte volume, has been associated with several cardiovascular disorders, but the relationship with atrial fibrillation (AF) remains unclear. We investigated the association between RDW and incidence of first hospitalization due to AF in a population-based cohort.

Department/s

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

Publishing year

2014

Language

English

Pages

84-92

Publication/Series

Journal of Internal Medicine

Volume

275

Issue

1

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Topic

  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems

Status

Published

Research group

  • Cardiovascular Research - Epidemiology
  • Cardiovascular Research - Hypertension

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1365-2796