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  1. Ties A Mulders1,
  2. Sara-Joan Pinto-Sietsma1,2
  1. 1Department of Vascular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  2. 2Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sara-Joan Pinto-Sietsma, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Centre, Postbus 22660, 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands; s.j.pinto{at}amc.nl

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The Authors' reply Recently, we reported a case-control study in which we found that both patients with premature coronary artery disease (CAD) and their ‘healthy’ asymptomatic first degree relatives had increased arterial stiffness compared with controls.1

With interest we read the comment by Spiegel2 who suggested that increased arterial stiffness could be treated to prevent CAD. …

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