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Adult onset asthma may increase risk of heart disease and stroke

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4685 (Published 30 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4685
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

People who develop asthma in adulthood have a notably increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events including coronary death, myocardial infarction, and stroke than those without asthma, a large prospective study has shown.

The Wisconsin Sleep Cohort study, reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association,1 included 1269 adults (mean age 47.3 ± 8.0 years) without CVD. They were followed up for a mean …

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