Impact of asthma on the development of coronary Vasospastic angina: A population-based cohort study

Ming Jui Hung, Chun Tai Mao, Ming Yow Hung, Tien Hsing Chen

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Although asthma increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, little is known about the relation of asthma and its severity to coronary vasospastic angina (CVsA). We hypothesized that asthma contributed to the development of CVsA. Patients in this population-based cohort study were retrospectively collected from the Taiwan National Health Insurance database. Using propensity score matching, subjects were stratified at a 1 : 4 ratio into a study group comprising 3087 patients with a diagnosis of CVsA, and a control group consisting of 12,348 patients who underwent coronary intervention for obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) during the period 2000 to 2011. Asthma significantly increased the risk of new-onset CVsA independent of other comorbidities [adjusted odds ratio (OR)=1.85, 95% confidence interval (95% CI)=1.472.32, P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1880
JournalMedicine (United States)
Issue number42
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2015


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