Late-onset asthma and cardiovascular disease risks

Dr. Matthew Tattersall

Matthew Tattersall, DO, assistant professor (CHS), Cardiovascular Medicine, was featured in an article for Physician’s Weekly about the interconnections between asthma and cardiovascular disease. 

Dr. Tattersall led a research study that investigated whether late-onset asthma is associated with a higher risk of incident cardiovascular disease (CVD).

“Our study showed that patients with late-onset asthma were nearly 60% more likely than those without asthma to experience a CVD event, such as a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, angina, and/or cardiovascular-related death,” he said.


  • "Late-Onset Asthma & Cardiovascular Disease Risks," Physician's Weekly, April 7, 2017