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OBJECTIVES Several reports indicate that the body fat compartments, especially ip fat, predict metabolic risk better than total body fat. The objective of the study was to determine whether this can be confirmed and generalized throughout the population. PARTICIPANTS A representative sample of 1934 Black and White women and men of the Dallas Heart Study(More)
The decrease in cardiovascular death rates in the United States has been slower in blacks than whites, especially in patients <65 years of age. The Dallas Heart Study was designed as a single-site, multiethnic, population-based probability sample to (1) produce unbiased population estimates of biologic and social variables that pinpoint ethnic differences(More)
We compared quantitative Doppler echocardiography and cine magnetic resonance imaging for calculation of regurgitant volume and regurgitant fraction in mitral regurgitation. A good correlation was present between the 2 methods with some scatter in patients with severe mitral regurgitation and high regurgitant volumes.
Mitral regurgitation (MR) severity is routinely assessed by Doppler color flow mapping, which is subject to technical and hemodynamic variables. Vena contracta width may be less influenced by hemodynamic variables and has previously been shown to correlate with angiographic estimates of MR severity. This study was performed to compare mitral vena contracta(More)
Currently available invasive and noninvasive techniques for the determination of left ventricular end-diastolic and end-systolic volumes, ejection fraction, and cardiac output are more time-consuming and potentially less accurate in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) than in those with sinus rhythm. Although magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can rapidly(More)
Although recent studies have suggested that blacks compared with whites have an increased prevalence of left ventricular hypertrophy, it remains uncertain whether this is true despite adjustment for body composition (fat mass and fat-free mass) and when assessed by cardiac MRI in the general population. The Dallas Heart Study is a population-based study of(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to compare the prevalence of coronary atherosclerosis in a cohort of middle-age African American (black) and non-Hispanic Caucasian (white) men and women from a population-based probability sample. BACKGROUND Blacks have a higher mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD) than whites, particularly among younger individuals, and yet(More)
BACKGROUND The noninvasive measurement of absolute epicardial coronary arterial flow and flow reserve would be useful in the evaluation of patients with coronary circulatory disorders. Phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (PC-MRI) has been used to measure coronary arterial flow in animals, but its accuracy in humans is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)