Zhigang Pang

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INTRODUCTION Blood pressure is a major cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and both may increase as outdoor temperatures fall. However, there are still limited data about seasonal variation in blood pressure and CVD mortality among patients with prior-CVD. METHODS We analysed data on 23 000 individuals with prior-CVD who were recruited from 10 diverse(More)
BACKGROUND Exhaled carbon monoxide (COex) level is positively associated with tobacco smoking and exposure to smoke from biomass/coal burning. Relatively little is known about its determinants in China despite the population having a high prevalence of smoking and use of biomass/coal. METHODS The China Kadoorie Biobank includes 512,000 participants aged(More)
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the feasibility and outcomes of percutaneous transhepatic balloon angioplasty (PTBA) of the hepatic vein in the management of Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) secondary to hepatic venous outflow obstruction. METHODS From September 1996 to October 2008, 101 patients (52 males, 49 females) with BCS secondary to occlusion of the(More)
BACKGROUND Drinking alcohol has a long tradition in Chinese culture. However, data on the prevalence and patterns of alcohol consumption in China, and its main correlates, are limited. METHODS During 2004-08 the China Kadoorie Biobank recruited 512,891 men and women aged 30-79 years from 10 urban and rural areas of China. Detailed information on alcohol(More)
OBJECTIVES Pulmonary embolism (PE) is one of the major complications after percutaneous balloon angioplasty (PTBA) for Budd-Chiari's syndrome (BCS). The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of warfarin pre-treatment in the prevention of PE after PTBA in patients with large inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombus. PATIENTS AND METHODS From October(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the great burden of chronic respiratory diseases in China, few large multicentre, spirometry-based studies have examined its prevalence, rate of underdiagnosis regionally or the relevance of socioeconomic and lifestyle factors. METHODS We analysed data from 512 891 adults in the China Kadoorie Biobank, recruited from 10 diverse regions(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies of mostly Western women have reported inconsistent findings on the association between age at menarche and risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Little is known about the association in China where there has been a large intergenerational decrease in women's mean age at menarche. METHODS The China Kadoorie Biobank recruited(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing evidence has suggested that major depression (MD) is associated with an increased risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD). We examined this association in Chinese adults using data from the China Kadoorie Biobank study. METHODS AND RESULTS Over 0.5 million adults aged 30 to 79 years were followed from baseline interview (2004-2008)(More)
BACKGROUND Breastfeeding confers substantial benefits to child health and has also been associated with lower risk of maternal cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in later life. However, the evidence on the effects of CVD is still inconsistent, especially in East Asians, in whom the frequency and duration of breastfeeding significantly differ from those in the(More)
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