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Sex Differences in the Impact of Body Mass Index on the Risk of Future Atrial Fibrillation: Insights From the Longitudinal Population-Based Tromsø Study
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-04-19)
<p><i>Background</i>: Atrial fibrillation (AF) prevalence is increasing, and body mass index (BMI) is a risk factor for AF. However, sex differences in the impact of BMI on AF risk have not been fully elucidated.</p> <p><i>Methods and Results</i>: Data from the fourth survey (1994–1995) of the Tromsø Study (Norway) were used to investigate the association of single‐measurement BMI on future AF ...
Atrial fibrillation is associated with cognitive decline in stroke-free subjects: the Tromsø Study
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-09-28)
Background and purpose:<br>Previous studies have shown associations between atrial fibrillation (AF) and cognitive decline. We investigated this association in a prospective population study, focusing on whether stroke risk factors modulated this association in stroke-free women and men.<br>Methods:<br>We included 4983 participants (57% women) from the fifth survey of the Tromsø Study (Tromsø 5, ...