C M Albert

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Effect of folic acid and B vitamins on risk of cardiovascular events and total mortality among women at high risk for cardiovascular disease: a randomized trial
    Christine M Albert
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 900 Commonwealth Ave E, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 1204, USA
    JAMA 299:2027-36. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Cardiac sodium channel gene variants and sudden cardiac death in women
    Christine M Albert
    Center for Arrhythmia Prevention, Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 900 Commonwealth Ave E, Boston, MA 02215 1204, USA
    Circulation 117:16-23. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Fish oil--an appetising alternative to anti-arrhythmic drugs?
    Christine Albert
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Lancet 363:1412-3. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of sudden cardiac death among women in the United States
    Christine M Albert
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 900 Commonwealth Ave East, Boston, Mass 02215 1204, USA
    Circulation 107:2096-101. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Driving and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator shocks for ventricular arrhythmias: results from the TOVA study
    Christine M Albert
    Center for Arrhythmia Prevention, Division of Preventive Medicine and Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 1204, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:2233-40. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Nut consumption and decreased risk of sudden cardiac death in the Physicians' Health Study
    Christine M Albert
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 900 Commonwealth Ave E, Boston, MA 02215 1204, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:1382-7. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Phobic anxiety and risk of coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death among women
    Christine M Albert
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 900 Commonwealth Ave East, Boston, MA 02215 1204, USA
    Circulation 111:480-7. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Blood levels of long-chain n-3 fatty acids and the risk of sudden death
    Christine M Albert
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02215 1204, USA
    N Engl J Med 346:1113-8. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Dietary alpha-linolenic acid intake and risk of sudden cardiac death and coronary heart disease
    Christine M Albert
    Center for Arrhythmia Prevention, Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02215 1204, USA
    Circulation 112:3232-8. 2005
  10. pmc Common variants in cardiac ion channel genes are associated with sudden cardiac death
    Christine M Albert
    Center for Arrhythmia Prevention, Division of Preventive Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Channing Laboratory, and Division of Aging, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115 1204, USA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 3:222-9. 2010

Research Grants

  1. TRIGGERS OF VENTRICULAR ARRHYTHMIAS (TOVA) STUDY
    Christine Albert; Fiscal Year: 2002
  2. PRE-DETERMINE: Biologic Markers and MRI SCD Cohort Study
    Christine Albert; Fiscal Year: 2009
  3. Modifiable Determinants of Ventricular Arrythmias
    Christine Albert; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. Genetic Determinants of Sudden Cardiac Death
    Christine Albert; Fiscal Year: 2006
  5. MODIFIABLE RISK FACTORS FOR SUDDEN DEATH IN MEN/WOMEN
    Christine Albert; Fiscal Year: 2002
  6. PRE-DETERMINE: Biologic Markers and MRI SCD Cohort Study
    Alan H Kadish; Fiscal Year: 2010

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications58

  1. pmc Effect of folic acid and B vitamins on risk of cardiovascular events and total mortality among women at high risk for cardiovascular disease: a randomized trial
    Christine M Albert
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 900 Commonwealth Ave E, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 1204, USA
    JAMA 299:2027-36. 2008
    ..Observational data suggest benefits may be greater among women, yet women have been underrepresented in published randomized trials...
  2. ncbi request reprint Cardiac sodium channel gene variants and sudden cardiac death in women
    Christine M Albert
    Center for Arrhythmia Prevention, Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 900 Commonwealth Ave E, Boston, MA 02215 1204, USA
    Circulation 117:16-23. 2008
    ..Mutations or rare variants in these genes have been proposed as potential contributors to more common forms of SCD, but this hypothesis has not been assessed systematically...
  3. ncbi request reprint Fish oil--an appetising alternative to anti-arrhythmic drugs?
    Christine Albert
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Lancet 363:1412-3. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of sudden cardiac death among women in the United States
    Christine M Albert
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 900 Commonwealth Ave East, Boston, Mass 02215 1204, USA
    Circulation 107:2096-101. 2003
    ..Nonetheless, existing data, although sparse, suggest possible gender differences in risk factors for SCD...
  5. ncbi request reprint Driving and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator shocks for ventricular arrhythmias: results from the TOVA study
    Christine M Albert
    Center for Arrhythmia Prevention, Division of Preventive Medicine and Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 1204, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:2233-40. 2007
    ..This study examined the risk of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) shocks for ventricular tachycardia (VT) or ventricular fibrillation (VF) associated with driving...
  6. ncbi request reprint Nut consumption and decreased risk of sudden cardiac death in the Physicians' Health Study
    Christine M Albert
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 900 Commonwealth Ave E, Boston, MA 02215 1204, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:1382-7. 2002
    ..Since components of nuts may have antiarrhythmic properties, part of the benefit may be due to a reduction in sudden cardiac death...
  7. ncbi request reprint Phobic anxiety and risk of coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death among women
    Christine M Albert
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 900 Commonwealth Ave East, Boston, MA 02215 1204, USA
    Circulation 111:480-7. 2005
    ..To the best of our knowledge, no studies have looked at this association among women. Anxiety may influence CHD mortality by increasing the risk of ventricular arrhythmia and SCD...
  8. ncbi request reprint Blood levels of long-chain n-3 fatty acids and the risk of sudden death
    Christine M Albert
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02215 1204, USA
    N Engl J Med 346:1113-8. 2002
    ..Whether long-chain n-3 fatty acids are also associated with the risk of sudden death in those without a history of cardiovascular disease is unknown...
  9. ncbi request reprint Dietary alpha-linolenic acid intake and risk of sudden cardiac death and coronary heart disease
    Christine M Albert
    Center for Arrhythmia Prevention, Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02215 1204, USA
    Circulation 112:3232-8. 2005
    ..Alpha-linolenic acid, an intermediate-chain n-3 fatty acid found primarily in plants, may decrease the risk of fatal coronary heart disease (CHD) through a reduction in fatal ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death (SCD)...
  10. pmc Common variants in cardiac ion channel genes are associated with sudden cardiac death
    Christine M Albert
    Center for Arrhythmia Prevention, Division of Preventive Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Channing Laboratory, and Division of Aging, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115 1204, USA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 3:222-9. 2010
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Triggering of sudden death from cardiac causes by vigorous exertion
    C M Albert
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02215 1204, USA
    N Engl J Med 343:1355-61. 2000
    ..However, the role of physical activity in precipitating or preventing sudden death has not been assessed prospectively in a large number of subjects...
  12. doi request reprint Sex differences in outcome after implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation in nonischemic cardiomyopathy
    Christine M Albert
    Center for Arrhythmia Prevention, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02215 1204, USA
    Am Heart J 156:367-72. 2008
    ..In the Defibrillators in Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Treatment Evaluation (DEFINITE) trial, a reduction in all-cause mortality was seen in men (P = .018) but not for women (P = .76)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Moderate alcohol consumption and the risk of sudden cardiac death among US male physicians
    C M Albert
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02215 1204, USA
    Circulation 100:944-50. 1999
    ..Individuals who consume high amounts of alcohol (>5 drinks/d) have increased risks of ventricular arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death (SCD). However, the relationship is less clear for drinkers of light-to-moderate amounts...
  14. pmc A trial of B vitamins and cognitive function among women at high risk of cardiovascular disease
    Jae Hee Kang
    Channing Laboratory, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:1602-10. 2008
    ..High homocysteine concentrations may be neurotoxic and contribute to cognitive decline in older persons...
  15. pmc Effect of combined folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 on cancer risk in women: a randomized trial
    Shumin M Zhang
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    JAMA 300:2012-21. 2008
    ..Folate, vitamin B(6), and vitamin B(12) are thought to play an important role in cancer prevention...
  16. ncbi request reprint Blood concentrations of individual long-chain n-3 fatty acids and risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction
    Qi Sun
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:216-23. 2008
    ..Whereas dietary intake of long-chain n-3 fatty acids has been associated with risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), few studies have examined the relation for blood concentrations...
  17. pmc Folic acid, pyridoxine, and cyanocobalamin combination treatment and age-related macular degeneration in women: the Women's Antioxidant and Folic Acid Cardiovascular Study
    William G Christen
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 900 Commonwealth Avenue E, Boston, MA 02215 1204, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:335-41. 2009
    ..Our objective was to examine the incidence of AMD in a trial of combined folic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B(6)), and cyanocobalamin (vitamin B(12)) therapy...
  18. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure and risk of secondary cardiovascular events in women: the Women's Antioxidant Cardiovascular Study (WACS)
    Peter J Mason
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02215 1204, USA
    Circulation 109:1623-9. 2004
    ..In apparently healthy people, the relation between blood pressure and risk of subsequent cardiovascular disease (CVD) is linear. In persons with CVD, the relation is uncertain...
  19. pmc Effect of homocysteine-lowering treatment with folic Acid and B vitamins on risk of type 2 diabetes in women: a randomized, controlled trial
    Yiqing Song
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes 58:1921-8. 2009
    ..We investigated whether homocysteine-lowering treatment by B vitamin supplementation prevents the risk of type 2 diabetes...
  20. ncbi request reprint Dietary intakes of flavonols and flavones and coronary heart disease in US women
    Jennifer Lin
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 165:1305-13. 2007
    ..93; p for trend = 0.04). The lower risk associated with kaempferol intake was probably attributable to broccoli consumption. These prospective data do not support an inverse association between flavonol or flavone intake and CHD risk...
  21. pmc Relation of vigorous exercise to risk of atrial fibrillation
    Anthony Aizer
    Center for Arrhythmia Prevention, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 103:1572-7. 2009
    ..This risk decreased as the population aged and was offset by known beneficial effects of vigorous exercise on other AF risk factors...
  22. pmc Influence of systolic and diastolic blood pressure on the risk of incident atrial fibrillation in women
    David Conen
    Center for Arrhythmia Prevention, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    Circulation 119:2146-52. 2009
    ..The influence of systolic and diastolic blood pressure (BP) on incident atrial fibrillation (AF) is not well studied among initially healthy, middle-aged women...
  23. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of C-reactive protein, homocysteine, and plasma lipid levels as predictors of sudden cardiac death
    Christine M Albert
    Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston 02215 1204, USA
    Circulation 105:2595-9. 2002
    ..Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is an important cause of mortality even among apparently healthy populations. However, our ability to identify those at risk for SCD in the general population is poor, and more specific markers are needed...
  24. pmc Effects of vitamins C and E and beta-carotene on the risk of type 2 diabetes in women at high risk of cardiovascular disease: a randomized controlled trial
    Yiqing Song
    Division of Preventive Medicine and Cardiology Division, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:429-37. 2009
    ..Vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene are major antioxidants and as such may protect against the development of type 2 diabetes via reduction of oxidative stress...
  25. ncbi request reprint The Women's Antioxidant Cardiovascular Study: design and baseline characteristics of participants
    Shari S Bassuk
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 13:99-117. 2004
    ..Large-scale randomized trials with clinical end points are necessary to minimize confounding and provide unbiased estimates of the balance of benefits and risks, yet data from such trials are scarce, especially among women...
  26. doi request reprint Waist-height ratio as a predictor of coronary heart disease among women
    John H Page
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Epidemiology 20:361-6. 2009
    ..We compared the waist-height ratio to waist-hip ratio, waist circumference, and body mass index as predictors of subsequent coronary heart disease (CHD) in a group of predominantly postmenopausal women...
  27. ncbi request reprint Mild renal insufficiency and risk of congestive heart failure in men and women > or =70 years of age
    Claudia U Chae
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 900 Commonwealth Avenue East, Boston, MA 02215 1204, USA
    Am J Cardiol 92:682-6. 2003
    ..43, 95% CI 1.17 to 1.74). Thus, mild renal insufficiency was a strong independent predictor of CHF in this cohort, suggesting that serum creatinine may offer a readily accessible tool to identify elderly patients at risk for CHF...
  28. ncbi request reprint Para-Hisian entrainment: a novel pacing maneuver to differentiate orthodromic atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia from atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia
    Vivek Y Reddy
    Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:1321-8. 2003
    ..We evaluated the utility of entrainment or resetting of tachycardias from the para-Hisian position to help distinguish atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) from orthodromic atrioventricular tachycardia (AVRT)...
  29. pmc Alcohol consumption and risk of incident atrial fibrillation in women
    David Conen
    Center for Arrhythmia Prevention, Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    JAMA 300:2489-96. 2008
    ..However, these studies were not powered to investigate the association of alcohol consumption and atrial fibrillation among women...
  30. ncbi request reprint Heart failure and the risk of shocks in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators: results from the Triggers Of Ventricular Arrhythmias (TOVA) study
    William Whang
    Cardiovascular Division, Bulfinch 001, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, Boston, Mass 02114, USA
    Circulation 109:1386-91. 2004
    ..Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) predicts device discharges in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). The relationship between severity of congestive heart failure (CHF) and ICD discharges is less clear...
  31. ncbi request reprint Utility of implantable cardioverter defibrillator electrograms to estimate repolarization alternans preceding a tachyarrhythmic event
    Antonis A Armoundas
    Division of Molecular Cardiobiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:594-7. 2004
    ..This study eventually may lead to new methods that would prevent the onset of malignant tachyarrhythmias...
  32. pmc The long- and short-term impact of elevated body mass index on the risk of new atrial fibrillation the WHS (women's health study)
    Usha B Tedrow
    Center for Arrhythmia Prevention, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 55:2319-27. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to characterize the relationship between changes in body mass index (BMI) and incident atrial fibrillation (AF) in a large cohort of women...
  33. ncbi request reprint Prevention of fatal arrhythmias in high-risk subjects by fish oil n-3 fatty acid intake
    Alexander Leaf
    Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Circulation 112:2762-8. 2005
    ..Therefore, we hypothesized that these n-3 fatty acids might prevent potentially fatal ventricular arrhythmias in high-risk patients...
  34. ncbi request reprint Depression as a predictor for appropriate shocks among patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: results from the Triggers of Ventricular Arrhythmias (TOVA) study
    William Whang
    Cardiovascular Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:1090-5. 2005
    ..We sought to examine the relationship between symptoms of depression and shock-treated ventricular arrhythmias among implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) patients...
  35. ncbi request reprint Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, acetaminophen, and the risk of cardiovascular events
    Andrew T Chan
    Gastrointestinal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Circulation 113:1578-87. 2006
    ..Although randomized trials of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors have shown increased cardiovascular risk, studies of nonselective, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and acetaminophen have been inconsistent...
  36. doi request reprint Multicenter experience with extraction of the Sprint Fidelis implantable cardioverter-defibrillator lead
    Melanie Maytin
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 56:646-50. 2010
    ..This study was undertaken to determine the safety and feasibility of extraction of the Sprint Fidelis (Medtronic, Minneapolis, Minnesota) lead...
  37. ncbi request reprint Survival in octogenarians receiving implantable defibrillators
    Bruce A Koplan
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service Division of Cardiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am Heart J 152:714-9. 2006
    ..Although clinical trials have expanded implantable defibrillator (ICD) indications, octogenarians have been poorly represented in these studies. Overall, survival in this subgroup is ill-defined...
  38. doi request reprint Large, single-center, single-operator experience with transvenous lead extraction: outcomes and changing indications
    Samuel O Jones
    Arrhythmia Service, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Heart Rhythm 5:520-5. 2008
    ..Lead extraction is increasingly necessary given the exponential growth in cardiac device implantation. Meanwhile, the tools, indications, and outcomes of this procedure continue to change...
  39. pmc Amino-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein as predictors of sudden cardiac death among women
    Ethan C Korngold
    Cardiovascular Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Circulation 119:2868-76. 2009
    ..However, there are no data on SCD risk prediction for either of these markers in a population of women unselected on the basis of cardiovascular disease...
  40. ncbi request reprint Low-carbohydrate-diet score and the risk of coronary heart disease in women
    Thomas L Halton
    Departments of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 355:1991-2002. 2006
    ..Low-carbohydrate diets have been advocated for weight loss and to prevent obesity, but the long-term safety of these diets has not been determined...
  41. ncbi request reprint Fish and long-chain omega-3 fatty acid intake and risk of coronary heart disease and total mortality in diabetic women
    Frank B Hu
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Circulation 107:1852-7. 2003
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Dietary magnesium intake and risk of cardiovascular disease among women
    Yiqing Song
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:1135-41. 2005
    ..In conclusion, the results do not support the hypothesis that magnesium intake reduces the development of CHD, although a modest inverse association with stroke cannot be ruled out...
  43. pmc Caffeine consumption and incident atrial fibrillation in women
    David Conen
    Center for Arrhythmia Prevention, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Womenrsquos Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:509-14. 2010
    ..It is somewhat controversial whether caffeine consumption is associated with an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Folate intake and risk of stroke among women
    Wael K Al-Delaimy
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Stroke 35:1259-63. 2004
    ..We aim to assess the relation between folate intake and stroke incidence among women participating in the Nurses' Health Study...
  45. ncbi request reprint Catheter ablation of peri-AV nodal atrial tachycardia from the noncoronary cusp of the aortic valve
    Saumya Das
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:231-7. 2008
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Lead noise with an active-fixation defibrillation lead
    R N Gelder
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 23:2113-6. 2000
    ..This is a unique lead problem that resolves with time, but it may result in inappropriate therapies and difficult management decisions in high risk patients with ventricular arrhythmias...
  47. ncbi request reprint Fish and omega-3 fatty acid intake and risk of coronary heart disease in women
    Frank B Hu
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 287:1815-21. 2002
    ..Higher consumption of fish and omega-3 fatty acids has been associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in men, but limited data are available regarding women...
  48. pmc A common variant at 9p21 is associated with sudden and arrhythmic cardiac death
    Christopher Newton-Cheh
    MPH, Center for Arrhythmia Prevention, Division of Preventive Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 900 Commonwealth Ave E, Boston, MA 02115 1204, USA
    Circulation 120:2062-8. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that a common variant at chromosome 9p21 related to myocardial infarction would influence SCD risk...
  49. pmc A randomized factorial trial of vitamins C and E and beta carotene in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular events in women: results from the Women's Antioxidant Cardiovascular Study
    Nancy R Cook
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 900 Commonwealth Ave E, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:1610-8. 2007
    ..Few trials have examined interactions among antioxidants, and, to our knowledge, no previous trial has examined the individual effect of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) on CVD...
  50. pmc Birth weight is a significant risk factor for incident atrial fibrillation
    David Conen
    Center for Arrhythmia Prevention, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    Circulation 122:764-70. 2010
    ..Few if any studies have assessed the relationship between birth weight and incident atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  51. ncbi request reprint Physical exertion, exercise, and sudden cardiac death in women
    William Whang
    Cardiovascular Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    JAMA 295:1399-403. 2006
    ..Exercise is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular events but may transiently increase the risk of ventricular arrhythmias. Its short-term and long-term associations with risk of sudden cardiac death among women are unclear...
  52. ncbi request reprint Consumption of (n-3) fatty acids is related to plasma biomarkers of inflammation and endothelial activation in women
    Esther Lopez-Garcia
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, USA
    J Nutr 134:1806-11. 2004
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Complement factor H (Y402H) polymorphism and risk of coronary heart disease in US men and women
    Jennifer K Pai
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Kresge 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Eur Heart J 28:1297-303. 2007
    ..We assessed the association between Y402H and risk of CHD in nested case-control studies among two large prospective cohorts of US male health professionals and female nurses...
  54. pmc Vitamin E, vitamin C, beta carotene, and cognitive function among women with or at risk of cardiovascular disease: The Women's Antioxidant and Cardiovascular Study
    Jae Hee Kang
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
    Circulation 119:2772-80. 2009
    ..Cardiovascular factors are associated with cognitive decline. Antioxidants may be beneficial...
  55. pmc Intake of total trans, trans-18:1, and trans-18:2 fatty acids and risk of sudden cardiac death in women
    Stephanie E Chiuve
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am Heart J 158:761-7. 2009
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms in the CC-chemokine receptor-2 (CCR2) and -5 (CCR5) genes and risk of coronary heart disease among US women
    Jennifer K Pai
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Atherosclerosis 186:132-9. 2006
    ..Genetic variation in CC-chemokine receptor-2 (CCR2) and -5 (CCR5), and their common haplotypes, acting through inflammatory responses, may affect atherosclerosis and risk of coronary heart disease (CHD)...
  57. doi request reprint Omega-3 fatty acids and ventricular arrhythmias: nothing is simple
    Christine M Albert
    Am Heart J 155:967-70. 2008
  58. ncbi request reprint A trial of omega-3 fatty acids for prevention of hypertension
    Rachel S Dokholyan
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Cardiol 93:1041-3. 2004
    ..A novel fatty acid supplement was tested in a randomized trial of patients with high normal diastolic BP. The novel fatty acid supplement did not significantly reduce BP in patients with high normal diastolic blood pressure...

Research Grants10

  1. TRIGGERS OF VENTRICULAR ARRHYTHMIAS (TOVA) STUDY
    Christine Albert; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Characterization of triggering of ICD discharge will provide insights valuable for prevention of sudden death due to primary arrhythmias in the general population. ..
  2. PRE-DETERMINE: Biologic Markers and MRI SCD Cohort Study
    Christine Albert; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  3. Modifiable Determinants of Ventricular Arrythmias
    Christine Albert; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  4. Genetic Determinants of Sudden Cardiac Death
    Christine Albert; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The findings generated will have substantial implications for our understanding of the SCD syndrome and risk stratification in the general population. ..
  5. MODIFIABLE RISK FACTORS FOR SUDDEN DEATH IN MEN/WOMEN
    Christine Albert; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..At the end of the proposed research program, Dr. Albert will have attained advanced epidemiologic skills which can then be applied to independent research in her chosen subspecialty of electrophysiology. ..
  6. PRE-DETERMINE: Biologic Markers and MRI SCD Cohort Study
    Alan H Kadish; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....