Karin Schenck-Gustafsson

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Expert Panel/Writing Group* Lori Mosca, MD, PhD (Chair); Lawrence J. Appel, MD; Emelia J. Benjamin, MD; Kathy Berra, MSN, ANP; Nisha Chandra-Strobos, MD; Rosalind P. Fabunmi, PhD; Deborah Grady, MD, MPH; Constance K. Haan, MD ; Sharonne N. Hayes, MD; Debra R. Judelson, MD; Nora L. Keenan, PhD; Patrick McBride, MD, MPH; Suzanne Oparil, MD; Pamela Ouyang, MD;(More)
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of mortality both in men and women. In Europe, about 55% of all females' deaths are caused by CVD, especially coronary heart disease and stroke. Unfortunately, however, the risk of heart disease in women is underestimated because of the perception that women are 'protected' against ischaemic heart disease.(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to investigate associations between psychosocial risk factors, including social isolation, anger and depressive symptoms, and heart rate variability in healthy women. METHODS The study group consisted of 300 healthy women (median age 57.5 years) who were representative of women living in the greater Stockholm area. For(More)
CONTEXT Psychosocial stress has been associated with incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in men, but the prognostic impact of such stress rarely has been studied in women. OBJECTIVE To investigate the prognostic impact of psychosocial work stress and marital stress among women with CHD. DESIGN AND SETTING Population-based, prospective follow-up(More)
Quinidine is known to reduce the renal clearance of digoxin, but this effect does not completely explain the influence of quinidine on the total clearance of digoxin. We therefore studied the effect of quinidine administration on biliary clearance of digoxin in five patients with atrial fibrillation. Biliary clearance of digoxin under steady state(More)
AIM To evaluate the importance of exercise testing (ET) parameters and leisure time physical activity in predicting long-term prognosis in middle-aged women hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS AND RESULTS Women aged <66 years recently hospitalized for ACS in the Greater Stockholm area in Sweden were recruited. All underwent baseline(More)
AIMS The main purpose of the present study was to analyse the contemporary use of cardiovascular medications and diagnostic coronary angiography in men and women with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). Furthermore, we examined the association of outcomes (death, myocardial infarction, repeat coronary angiography, procedural complications) with(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined the association between educational attainment and coronary heart disease (CHD) and the factors that may explain this association. METHODS This population-based case-control study included 292 women with CHD who were 65 years or younger and 292 age-matched controls. RESULTS Compared with the adjusted odds ratio for CHD(More)
The time-dependent physiologic variations of the cardiac conduction system were evaluated at repeated invasive studies in 10 healthy individuals. Their mean age was 28 years (range 22 to 34) and they volunteered to undergo two electrophysiologic studies at intervals of 14 to 63 days (mean 25). The coefficients of variation, repeatability and(More)
INTRODUCTION There is emerging evidence on the widespread tissue effects of vitamin D. AIMS To formulate a position statement on the role of vitamin D in postmenopausal women. MATERIALS AND METHODS Literature review and consensus of expert opinion. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS Epidemiological and prospective studies have related vitamin D deficiency with(More)