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Hypertension and obesity as cardiovascular risk factors among HIV seropositive patients in Western Kenya.
(PLoS One, 2011)
BACKGROUND: There is increased risk of cardiovascular disease among HIV seropositive individuals. The prevalence of HIV is highest in sub-Saharan Africa; however, HIV-related cardiovascular risk research is largely derived ...
Clinical characteristics and 12-month outcomes of patients with valvular and non-valvular atrial fibrillation in Kenya.
(PLoS One, 2017)
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major contributor to the global cardiovascular disease burden. The clinical profile and outcomes of AF patients with valvular heart diseases in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have not ...
Potential Cost-effectiveness of Early Identification of Hospital-acquired Infection in Critically Ill Patients.
(Ann Am Thorac Soc, 2016-03)
RATIONALE: Limitations in methods for the rapid diagnosis of hospital-acquired infections often delay initiation of effective antimicrobial therapy. New diagnostic approaches offer potential clinical and cost-related improvements ...
Ventricular conduction and long-term heart failure outcomes and mortality in African Americans: insights from the Jackson Heart Study.
(Circ Heart Fail, 2015-03)
BACKGROUND: QRS prolongation is associated with adverse outcomes in mostly white populations, but its clinical significance is not well established for other groups. We investigated the association between QRS duration and ...
Steps to Health employee weight management randomized control trial: short-term follow-up results.
(J Occup Environ Med, 2015-02)
OBJECTIVE: To present the short-term follow-up findings of the Steps to Health study, a randomized trial to evaluate the effectiveness of two employee weight management programs offered within Duke University and the Health ...
Genome-wide association study of perioperative myocardial infarction after coronary artery bypass surgery.
(BMJ Open, 2015-05-06)
OBJECTIVES: Identification of patient subpopulations susceptible to develop myocardial infarction (MI) or, conversely, those displaying either intrinsic cardioprotective phenotypes or highly responsive to protective interventions ...
Relationship of T2-Weighted MRI Myocardial Hyperintensity and the Ischemic Area-At-Risk.
(Circ Res, 2015-07-17)
RATIONALE: After acute myocardial infarction (MI), delineating the area-at-risk (AAR) is crucial for measuring how much, if any, ischemic myocardium has been salvaged. T2-weighted MRI is promoted as an excellent method to ...
Provoked exercise desaturation in patent foramen ovale and impact of percutaneous closure.
(JACC Cardiovasc Interv, 2012-04)
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to assess the prevalence of provoked exercise desaturation (PED) in patients with patent foramen ovale (PFO) referred for cardiovascular evaluation and to evaluate the impact of PFO closure. ...
Lateral caval flap repair of adult sinus venosus atrial septal defect: A natural novel approach.
(J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 2012-10)
Impact of increases in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol on cardiovascular outcomes during the armed forces regression study.
(J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther, 2010-12)
INTRODUCTION: high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is a well-established inverse risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The extent to which cardiovascular risk can be modified through changes in HDL, however, is less ...