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Blood pressure target achievement and antihypertensive medication use in women and men after first-ever myocardial infarction: the Tromsø Study 1994-2016
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-01-03)
Background: <br> Recurrent cardiovascular events after myocardial infarction (MI) are frequent, and gender differences in blood pressure treatment have been reported. Despite increased focus on secondary prevention, recent reports indicate that treatment targets are not achieved. There is a need for gender-specific analyses of post-MI blood pressure treatment target achievement and ...
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, ...
The phosphodiesterase 8B gene rs4704397 is associated with thyroid function, risk of myocardial infarction and body height. The Tromsø Study
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2013)
Objective: High serum thyrotropin (TSH) levels predict cardiovascular disease (CVD). Recently several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with TSH levels have been identified, one of them being the rs4704397 SNP in the phosphodiesterase 8B (PDE8B) gene. If the relation between thyroid function and CVD is causal, one could also expect rs4704397 genotypes to predict CVD and possibly ...
Left atrial diameter, left ventricle filling indices, and association with all-cause mortality: Results from the population-based Tromsø Study.
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-28)
<p><i>Aims</i>: To examine the associations between diastolic dysfunction indices and long‐term risk of all‐cause mortality in adults over 23‐year follow‐up.</p> <p><i>Methods and results</i>: Participants (n = 2734) of the population‐based Tromsø Study of Norway had echocardiography in 1994–1995. Of these 67% were repeated in 2001 and/or 2007–2008. Mortality between 1994 and 2016 was determined ...
Repeated measurements of carotid atherosclerosis and future risk of venous thromboembolism: the Tromsø Study
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-10-05)
<p><i>Background</i>: Whether a relationship between atherosclerosis and subsequent venous thromboembolism (VTE) exists is controversial.</p> <p><i>Objective</i>: To investigate the association between carotid atherosclerosis and VTE by using repeated measurements of intima media thickness (IMT) and total plaque area (TPA) in participants recruited from the general population.</p> <p><i>Methods</i>: ...