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Red cell distribution width is associated with future risk of incident stroke. The Tromsø study
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-08-20)
Red cell distribution width (RDW), a measure of the variability in size of the circulating erythrocytes, is associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. We aimed to investigate whether RDW was associated with incident stroke and case fatality in subjects recruited from the general population. Baseline characteristics were obtained from 25,992 subjects participating in the fourth ...
Atrial Fibrillation and Cause-Speciﬁc Risks of Pulmonary Embolism and Ischemic Stroke
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-01-29)
<p><i>Background</i>: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a well‐established risk factor for ischemic stroke (IS). Emerging evidence also indicates an association between AF and pulmonary embolism (PE). Because IS may potentially mediate the observed risk of PE in AF, we aimed to assess the impact of AF on the cause‐specific risks of PE and IS in a large cohort recruited from the general population.</p> ...
Myocardial infarction and future risk of cancer in the general population—the Tromsø Study
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-02-07)
The association between myocardial infarction (MI) and future risk of incident cancer is scarcely investigated. Therefore, we aimed to study the risk of cancer after a first time MI in a large cohort recruited from a general population. Participants in a large population-based study without a previous history of MI or cancer (n = 28,763) were included and followed from baseline to date of cancer, ...
Joint effects of cancer and variants in the factor 5 gene on the risk of venous thromboembolism
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-09)
Venous thromboembolism occurs frequently in cancer patients. Two variants in the factor 5 gene (F5), rs6025 encoding for the factor V Leiden mutation R506Q, and rs4524 encoding K858R, have been found to be associated with venous thromboembolism. We assessed the joint effect of active cancer and these two F5 variants on venous thromboembolism risk in a case-cohort study. Cases with a first venous ...
Atherosclerotic risk factors and risk of myocardial infarction and venous thromboembolism; Time-fixed versus time-varying analyses. The Tromsø Study
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-09-16)
<i>Background:</i> Single measurements of modifiable risk factors may underestimate associations with outcomes in cohorts. We aimed to compare risk estimates of myocardial infarction (MI) and venous thromboembolism (VTE) by atherosclerotic risk factors during long follow-up using time-fixed analyses without and with correction for regression dilution and time-varying analyses.<p> <p><i>Methods:</i> ...
Ischemic Stroke and Risk of Venous Thromboembolism in the General Population: The Tromsø Study
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-11-07)
<i>Background</i> - Even though clinical data support a relation between ischemic stroke and venous thromboembolism (VTE), the strength and time dependence of the association remain to be settled at the population level. We therefore aimed to investigate the association between ischemic stroke and VTE in a prospective population-based cohort.<p> <p><i>Methods and Results</i> - Participants (n=30 ...