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The relationship between the degree of obesity and the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) was reexamined in the 5209 men and women of the original Framingham cohort. Recent observations of disease occurrence over 26 years indicate that obesity, measured by Metropolitan Relative Weight, was a significant independent predictor of CVD, particularly(More)
In the Framingham Study 2325 men and 2866 women 30 to 62 years old at entry were followed biennially over 22 years for the development of chronic atrial fibrillation in relation to antecedent cardiovascular disease and risk factors. During surveillance, atrial fibrillation developed in 49 men and 49 women. The incidence rose sharply with age but did not(More)
A rise in coronary heart disease incidence after menopause and a dramatic increase in the severity of the presenting diseases are noted in a cohort of 2873 Framingham women who were followed up for 24 years. No premenopausal woman developed a myocardial infarction or died of coronary heart disease. Such events were common in postmenopausal women. Even in(More)
The Framingham Heart Study (FHS) was started in 1948 as a prospective investigation of cardiovascular disease in a cohort of adult men and women. Continuous surveillance of this sample of 5209 subjects has been maintained through biennial physical examinations. In 1971 examinations were begun on the children of the FHS cohort. This study, called the(More)
The relation of menopause to cardiovascular disease incidence was examined in women less than 55 years old from the cohort of 2873 women in the initial Framingham examination. Although the number of person-years of experience during the 20 years of observation was nearly the same for premenopausal and postmenopausal status, there were only 20 cardiovascular(More)
In an unselected population of elderly (over age 60 years) men and women (the original cohort of the Framingham Study), the prevalence of thyroid deficiency, evidenced by a clearly elevated serum thyrotropin (TSH) level (greater than 10 microU/mL), was 4.4%. Women had thyroid deficiency (5.9%) more often than men (2.3%). Of those with clearly elevated serum(More)
To assess potential long-term risk factors for major pulmonary embolism, 46 subjects from the Framingham Heart Study with autopsy-confirmed and clinically significant pulmonary embolism were identified in whom age, systolic blood pressure, cholesterol level, cigarette use, glucose level, Metropolitan relative weight, and varicose veins were ascertained at(More)
Forth-three of 1,312 men aged 35 to 54 years in the Framingham Offspring Study had clinically recognized coronary heart disease at the initial examination. Twenty-six men in this group had previously had a myocardial infarction. Of 1,296 women in the same age range, only 11 had coronary disease and 3 a prior myocardial infarction. The prevalence of coronary(More)
The clinical implications of newly acquired left bundle-branch block (LBBB) were examined prospectively in the Framingham Study population. During 18 years of observation 55 people developed LBBB. The mean age at the onset of LBBB was 62; LBBB occurred largely in people with antecedent hypertension, cardiac enlargement, coronary heart disease, or a(More)