Pulse lineResearch With Heart Logo

Electrocardiographic findings in a healthy biracial population. Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study Investigators.

TitleElectrocardiographic findings in a healthy biracial population. Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study Investigators.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsVitelli LL, Crow RS, Shahar E, Hutchinson RG, Rautaharju PM, Folsom AR
JournalAm J Cardiol
Volume81
Issue4
Pagination453-9
Date Published1998 Feb 15
ISSN0002-9149
KeywordsAfrican Continental Ancestry Group, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Cholesterol, Coronary Disease, Electrocardiography, European Continental Ancestry Group, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Prospective Studies, Risk Factors
Abstract

It has been well documented that the prevalence of certain electrocardiographic (ECG) findings among individuals free of coronary heart disease (CHD) differs by race. However, it is not known whether these differences exist independently of CHD risk factors (e.g., hypertension). We examined the ECG tracings of 2,686 apparently healthy, middle-aged African-American and white men and women who participated in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study and were at low risk of CHD. Using the Minnesota Code, among men, 46% of African-Americans, but only 25% of whites, had a minor ECG finding (p

DOI10.1016/s0002-9149(97)00937-5
Alternate JournalAm J Cardiol
PubMed ID9485136
Grant ListN01-HC-55015 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55016 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55018 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States