Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in adulthood not link
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This study examines the associations of childhood asthma and the occurrence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and mortality in adulthood.

A total of 4430 school children (aged 17) from the Busselton Health Study were examined. The questionnaire was used to assess the self-reported history of doctor-diagnosed asthma. The Western Australia Data Linkage System was used to identify subsequent CVD incidents (hospital admissions or death). The effect of childhood asthma on CVD events and mortality in adulthood was studied using Cox regression models. A subgroup of 2153 people who took the survey again when they were young adults was also studied.

Results:
--A total of 462 of the cohort had childhood asthma.

--During follow-up, 867 participants experienced a CVD event and 22 participants died from CVD.

--Childhood asthma was not associated with the risk of CVD events in adulthood (HR, 1.12) and this persisted after adjustment for confounders.

--Childhood asthma was not associated with coronary heart disease events (HR, 0.72), heart failure events (HR, 0.55) or CVD mortality (HR, 0.91) in adulthood.

To summarize, childhood asthma is not linked to an increased risk of CVD incidents or mortality in adulthood.

Source: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ppul.25386?af=R
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