1. Cigarette smoking and cardiovascular events: role of inflammation and subclinical atherosclerosis from the multiethnic study of atherosclerosis.

    Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology 35(3):700 (2015) PMID 25573855

    To examine the contemporary effect of smoking in a multiethnic sample, and to explore the respective contributions of inflammation and subclinical atherosclerosis to the cardiovascular consequences of smoking. We studied 6814 participants free of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease...
  2. Isolated Systolic Hypertension in Young and Middle-Aged Adults and 31-Year Risk for Cardiovascular Mortality: The Chicago Heart Association Detection Project in Industry Study.

    Journal of the American College of Cardiology 65(4):327 (2015) PMID 25634830

    Isolated systolic hypertension (ISH), defined as systolic blood pressure (SBP) ≥140 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) <90 mm Hg, in younger and middle-aged adults is increasing in prevalence. The aim of this study was to assess the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) with ISH in younger...
  3. Cardiovascular health and protection against CVD: more than the sum of the parts?

    Circulation 130(19):1671 (2014) PMID 25273999

  4. Cardiovascular Health and Protection Against CVD: More Than the Sum of the Parts?

    Circulation 130(19):1671 (2014) PMID 25273999

  5. Cardiovascular health and protection against CVD: more than the sum of the parts?

    Circulation 130(19):1671 (2014) PMID 25273999

  6. High early cardiovascular mortality after liver transplantation.

    Liver Transplantation and Surgery 20(11):1306 (2014) PMID 25044256 PMCID PMC4213202

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) contributes to excessive long-term mortality after liver transplantation (LT); however, little is known about early postoperative CVD mortality in the current era. In addition, there is no model for predicting early postoperative CVD mortality across centers. We anal...
  7. Long-term blood pressure variability throughout young adulthood and cognitive function in midlife: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study.

    Hypertension 64(5):983 (2014) PMID 25156174 PMCID PMC4192076

    Whether long-term blood pressure (BP) variability throughout young adulthood is associated with cognitive function in midlife remains uncertain. Using data from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA), which recruited healthy young adults aged 18 to 30 years (mean age, 25 y...
  8. High early cardiovascular mortality after liver transplantation.

    Liver Transplantation and Surgery 20(11):1306 (2014) PMID 25044256 PMCID PMC4213202

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) contributes to excessive long-term mortality after liver transplantation (LT); however, little is known about early postoperative CVD mortality in the current era. In addition, there is no model for predicting early postoperative CVD mortality across centers. We anal...
  9. Long-term blood pressure variability throughout young adulthood and cognitive function in midlife: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study.

    Hypertension 64(5):983 (2014) PMID 25156174 PMCID PMC4192076

    Whether long-term blood pressure (BP) variability throughout young adulthood is associated with cognitive function in midlife remains uncertain. Using data from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA), which recruited healthy young adults aged 18 to 30 years (mean age, 25 y...
  10. Association of 10-year and lifetime predicted cardiovascular disease risk with subclinical atherosclerosis in South Asians: findings from the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) study.

    Journal of the American Heart Association Cardi... 3(5):e001117 (2014) PMID 25277669

    Ten-year and lifetime cardiovascular risk assessment algorithms have been adopted into atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) prevention guidelines, but these prediction models are not based on South Asian populations and may underestimate the risk in Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, N...
  11. Association of 10-year and lifetime predicted cardiovascular disease risk with subclinical atherosclerosis in South Asians: findings from the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) study.

    Journal of the American Heart Association Cardi... 3(5):e001117 (2014) PMID 25277669 PMCID PMC4323809

    Ten-year and lifetime cardiovascular risk assessment algorithms have been adopted into atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) prevention guidelines, but these prediction models are not based on South Asian populations and may underestimate the risk in Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, N...
  12. A systematic examination of the 2013 ACC/AHA pooled cohort risk assessment tool for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

    Journal of the American College of Cardiology 64(10):959 (2014) PMID 25190228

    The 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association updated cholesterol guidelines recommend the use of Pooled Cohort Equations to estimate 10-year absolute risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in primary prevention. This study sought to systematically examine t...
  13. Electrocardiographic abnormalities and coronary artery calcium for coronary heart disease prediction and reclassification: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

    American Heart Journal 168(3):391 (2014)

    Background Electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities and coronary artery calcium (CAC) identify different aspects of subclinical coronary heart disease (CHD). We sought to determine whether ECG abnormalities improve risk prediction for all CHD and fatal CHD events jointly with...
  14. Electrocardiographic abnormalities and coronary artery calcium for coronary heart disease prediction and reclassification: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).

    American Heart Journal 168(3):391 (2014) PMID 25173552

    Electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities and coronary artery calcium (CAC) identify different aspects of subclinical coronary heart disease (CHD). We sought to determine whether ECG abnormalities improve risk prediction for all CHD and fatal CHD events jointly with CAC measures. We included 6,40...
  15. Associations between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and subclinical atherosclerosis in middle-aged adults: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study.

    Atherosclerosis 235(2):599 (2014) PMID 24956534 PMCID PMC4124046

    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an obesity-related condition associated with cardiovascular mortality. Yet, whether or not NAFLD is independently related to atherosclerosis is unclear. In a population-based cross-sectional sample of middle-aged adults free from liver or heart diseas...
  16. Associations between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and subclinical atherosclerosis in middle-aged adults: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study

    Atherosclerosis 235(2):599 (2014)

    Objective Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an obesity-related condition associated with cardiovascular mortality. Yet, whether or not NAFLD is independently related to atherosclerosis is unclear. In a population-based cross-sectional sample of middle-aged adults f...
  17. The detection of coronary stiffness in cardiac allografts using MR imaging.

    European Journal of Radiology 83(8):1402 (2014) PMID 24929442 PMCID PMC4151319

    To test the hypothesis that biomechanical changes are quantitatively related to morphological features of coronary arteries in heart transplant (HTx) recipients. With IRB approval, three-dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance (MR) angiography and two-dimensional (2D) black-blood stead-state free pr...
  18. Associations between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and subclinical atherosclerosis in middle-aged adults: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study.

    Atherosclerosis 235(2):599 (2014) PMID 24956534 PMCID PMC4124046

    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an obesity-related condition associated with cardiovascular mortality. Yet, whether or not NAFLD is independently related to atherosclerosis is unclear. In a population-based cross-sectional sample of middle-aged adults free from liver or heart diseas...
  19. Niacin and HDL cholesterol--time to face facts.

    New England Journal of Medicine 371(3):271 (2014) PMID 25014692

  20. Association of neighborhood characteristics with cardiovascular health in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.

    Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 7(4):524 (2014) PMID 25006187 PMCID PMC4172357

    The concept of cardiovascular health (CVH) was introduced as a global measure of one's burden of cardiovsacular risk factors. Previous studies established the relationship between neighborhood characteristics and individual cardiovascular risk factors. However, the relationship between neighborh...