Published in Cardiovascular Week, September 12th, 2005
According to a report from the United States, "A possible association between asthma and cardiovascular disease has been described in several exploratory studies. The association of self-reported, doctor diagnosed asthma and incident cardiovascular disease was examined in a biracial cohort of 45-64 year old adults (N=13,501) followed over 14 years."
J.G. Schanen and colleagues of the University of Minnesota reported, "Compared with never having asthma, the multivariate adjusted hazard ratio (HR) of stroke (n=438) was 1.50 (95% CI 1.04 to 2.15) for a baseline report of ever...
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