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Prediction of coronary heart disease using risk factor categories.
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to examine the association of Joint National Committee (JNC-V) blood pressure and National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) cholesterol categories withExpand
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Impact of atrial fibrillation on the risk of death: the Framingham Heart Study.
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) causes substantial morbidity. It is uncertain whether AF is associated with excess mortality independent of associated cardiac conditions and risk factors. Expand
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Obesity and the risk of heart failure.
BACKGROUND Extreme obesity is recognized to be a risk factor for heart failure. It is unclear whether overweight and lesser degrees of obesity also pose a risk. METHODS We investigated the relationExpand
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Prevalence, incidence, prognosis, and predisposing conditions for atrial fibrillation: population-based estimates.
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common of the serious cardiac rhythm disturbances and is responsible for substantial morbidity and mortality in the general population. Its prevalence doublesExpand
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Arterial and cardiac aging: major shareholders in cardiovascular disease enterprises: Part I: aging arteries: a "set up" for vascular disease.
Our population is aging; in the United States today there are 35 million people 65 years of age or older. That number will double by the year 2030 (Figure 1). Although epidemiological studies haveExpand
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Prognostic implications of echocardiographically determined left ventricular mass in the Framingham Heart Study.
A pattern of left ventricular hypertrophy evident on the electrocardiogram is a harbinger of morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease. Echocardiography permits the noninvasiveExpand
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Independent risk factors for atrial fibrillation in a population-based cohort. The Framingham Heart Study.
OBJECTIVE To determine the independent risk factors for atrial fibrillation. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING The Framingham Heart Study. SUBJECTS A total of 2090 men and 2641 women members of theExpand
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Genome-wide association study of blood pressure and hypertension
Blood pressure is a major cardiovascular disease risk factor. To date, few variants associated with interindividual blood pressure variation have been identified and replicated. Here we reportExpand
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Long-term trends in the incidence of and survival with heart failure.
BACKGROUND Heart failure is a major public health problem. Long-term trends in the incidence of heart failure and survival after its onset in the community have not been characterized. METHODS WeExpand
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Arterial Stiffness and Cardiovascular Events: The Framingham Heart Study
Background— Various measures of arterial stiffness and wave reflection have been proposed as cardiovascular risk markers. Prior studies have not assessed relations of a comprehensive panel ofExpand
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