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Total and high-molecular-weight adiponectin are associated with incident atrial fibrillation
  1. Tomoyuki Kawada
  1. Correspondence to Professor Tomoyuki Kawada, Department of Hygiene and Public Health, Nippon Medical School, 1-1-5 Sendagi, Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo 113-8602, Japan; kawada{at}nms.ac.jp

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To the Editor,

I read with great interest the report by Macheret et al,1 who conducted an 11-year prospective study in 3190 older adults, aged 65 years or older, without cardiovascular disease for monitoring incident atrial fibrillation (AF). The authors measured plasma total adiponectin, high molecular weight (HMW) adiponectin and amino-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide 1-76 (NT-proBNP1-76). There were 886 incident AF events, …

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