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Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC)

Summary:  ARIC has two components.  The first component is a population cohort funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), which enrolled subjects age 45-64 in 1987-1989.   Data collected includes evaluation of medical history, lifestyle factors, and laboratory and other cardiac diagnostic testing including a variety of both basic and specialized tests.  The second component is a community surveillance program to evaluate incident cardiac events including myocardial infarction and heart failure, with data including abstracts of hospital records and EKGs. and

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