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Association between diastolic dysfunction and future atrial fibrillation in the Tromsø Study from 1994 to 2010
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-05-13)
Objective. To investigate the association between echocardiographic measurements with emphasis on diastolic dysfunction and risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) in a population-based cohort study. Methods. We followed 2406 participants from the Tromsø Study from 1994 to 2010. Left atrial (LA) size and mitral Doppler indices as measured by echocardiography were used for evaluating diastolic dysfunction. ...
CHA2DS2-VASc score, left atrial size and atrial fibrillation as stroke risk factors in the Tromsø Study
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-09-01)
Objective:<br> CHA2DS2-VASc score, left atrial (LA) size and atrial fibrillation (AF) have individually been associated with stroke risk. Our aim was to investigate the predictive ability of combinations of these factors for the odds of incident stroke in a population-based cohort study.<br> Methods:<br> We followed 2844 participants from the Tromsø Study from 1994 to 2012. Information on LA size ...
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, ...