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The ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities) Study: JACC Focus Seminar 3/8.

TitleThe ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities) Study: JACC Focus Seminar 3/8.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsWright JD, Folsom AR, Coresh J, A Sharrett R, Couper D, Wagenknecht LE, Mosley TH, Ballantyne CM, Boerwinkle EA, Rosamond WD, Heiss G
JournalJ Am Coll Cardiol
Date Published2021 Jun 15

ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities) initiated community-based surveillance in 1987 for myocardial infarction and coronary heart disease (CHD) incidence and mortality and created a prospective cohort of 15,792 Black and White adults ages 45 to 64 years. The primary aims were to improve understanding of the decline in CHD mortality and identify determinants of subclinical atherosclerosis and CHD in Black and White middle-age adults. ARIC has examined areas including health disparities, genomics, heart failure, and prevention, producing more than 2,300 publications. Results have had strong clinical impact and demonstrate the importance of population-based research in the spectrum of biomedical research to improve health.

Alternate JournalJ Am Coll Cardiol
PubMed ID34112321