Plasma free fatty acids and risk of atrial fibrillation (from the Cardiovascular Health Study)

Owais Khawaja, Traci M. Bartz, Joachim H. Ix, Susan R. Heckbert, Jorge R. Kizer, Susan J. Zieman, Kenneth J. Mukamal, Russell P. Tracy, David S. Siscovick, Luc Djoussé

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Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a highly prevalent cardiac arrhythmia in clinical practice, affecting approximately 2.3 million residents of the United States and 4.5 million residents of the European Union. It is unclear whether plasma free fatty acids (FFAs) influence the risk of AF in older adults. The aim of this study was to prospectively examine the association between plasma FFAs and incident AF in a prospective cohort of 4,175 men and women

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-216
Number of pages5
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume110
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 15 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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