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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of the present study was to calculate the prevalence and relative risk of unruptured incidental intracranial aneurysms (IAs) among families with IA case(s) compared with the general population in one geographically defined area in East Finland and to identify the risk group that could benefit most from screening for IAs.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Several studies have shown that hyperinsulinemia is associated with the risk of coronary heart disease, but information on the association of hyperinsulinemia with the risk of stroke is limited. We investigated the association of hyperinsulinemia with the risk of stroke during a 22-year follow-up of the Helsinki Policemen Study(More)
BACKGROUND Low socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with increased coronary heart disease mortality rates. There are, however, very little data on the relation of SES to the incidence, recurrence, and prognosis of myocardial infarction (MI) events. METHODS AND RESULTS The FINMONICA MI Register recorded detailed information on all MI events among men(More)
The interpretation of conventional multivariate analyses concerning the relation of insulin to the risk of atherosclerotic disease is complex because of correlations of insulin with other risk factors. Therefore, we applied factor analysis to study the clustering of risk factors in the baseline data of the Helsinki Policemen Study (970 healthy men aged 34(More)
BACKGROUND The Helsinki Policemen Study is one of the first prospective epidemiological studies demonstrating an association of hyperinsulinemia to the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). The aim of the present study was to investigate the predictive value of hyperinsulinemia with regard to CHD risk during a 22-year follow-up of the Helsinki Policemen(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine socioeconomic differences in case fatality and prognosis of myocardial infarction (MI) events, and to estimate the contributions of incidence and case fatality to socioeconomic differences in coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality. DESIGN A population-based MI register study. METHODS The FINMONICA MI Register recorded all MI events(More)
No association between Alzheimer's disease (AD) and apolipoprotein E type epsilon 4 (ApoE epsilon 4) phenotype was found among centenarians in Finland (N = 179). The data are based on ascertainment of all centenarians in Finland in 1991. All examinations were conducted during 1991. The diagnoses of dementia and AD were based on clinical grounds, conforming(More)
BACKGROUND Out-of-hospital deaths constitute the majority of all coronary heart disease (CHD) deaths and are therefore of considerable public health significance. METHODS AND RESULTS We used population-based myocardial infarction register data to examine trends in out-of-hospital CHD deaths in Finland during 1983 to 1997. We included in out-of-hospital(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to assess the epidemiology, characteristics, and outcome of cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) in Finland. METHODS AND RESULTS We identified in retrospect all adult (>18 years of age) patients diagnosed with histologically confirmed CS in Finland between 1988 and 2012. A total of 110 patients (71 women) 51±9 years of age (mean±SD)(More)
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