Chiadi E. Ndumele

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OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to assess the independent and collective associations of hepatic steatosis, obesity, and the metabolic syndrome with elevated high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels. METHODS AND RESULTS We evaluated 2388 individuals without clinical cardiovascular disease between December 2004 and December 2006. Hepatic(More)
Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) has an established role in cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, recent animal studies suggest direct metabolic effects of BNP. To determine the association of BNP with the risk of diabetes, we conducted a prospective analysis of participants from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. We included 7,822 men(More)
BACKGROUND We hypothesized that a fully automated mobile health (mHealth) intervention with tracking and texting components would increase physical activity. METHODS AND RESULTS mActive enrolled smartphone users aged 18 to 69 years at an ambulatory cardiology center in Baltimore, Maryland. We used sequential randomization to evaluate the intervention's 2(More)
BACKGROUND The effects of some atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk factors vary according to whether an individual has a family history (FHx) of premature coronary heart disease (CHD). Physical activity (PA) is associated with reduced risk of ASCVD, but whether this association varies by FHx status is not well established. METHODS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) is associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk. Less known is whether 25(OH)D deficiency contributes to subclinical myocardial damage and wall stress (high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T [hs-cTnT] and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide [NT-proBNP]) or whether associations vary among subgroups. (More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is a risk factor for various subtypes of cardiovascular disease (CVD), including coronary heart disease (CHD), heart failure (HF), and stroke. Nevertheless, there are limited comparisons of the associations of obesity with each of these CVD subtypes, particularly regarding the extent to which they are unexplained by traditional CVD(More)
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