Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
- Association of acculturation and country of origin with self-reported hypertension and diabetes in a heterogeneous Hispanic populationFatima Rodriguez
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, 02115, Boston, MA, USA
BMC Public Health 12:768. 2012..We explored the association between diabetes and hypertension prevalence among distinct U.S. Hispanic subgroups by country of origin and by degree of acculturation...
- Comparison of C-reactive protein levels in less versus more acculturated Hispanic adults in the United States (from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2008)Fatima Rodriguez
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Am J Cardiol 109:665-9. 2012..Inflammation may play an important role in explaining the association between acculturation and increased cardiovascular risk...
- Community-level cardiovascular risk factors impact geographic variation in cardiovascular disease hospitalizations for womenFatima Rodriguez
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
J Community Health 38:451-7. 2013..This finding suggests that interventions to reduce CVD should be tailored to the unique risk profile and needs of high-risk communities...
- National patterns of heart failure hospitalizations and mortality by sex and ageFatima Rodriguez
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
J Card Fail 19:542-9. 2013..Earlier work has demonstrated significant sex and age disparities in ischemic heart disease. However, it remains unclear if an age or sex gap exists for heart failure (HF) patients...
- High prevalence of metabolic syndrome in young Hispanic women: findings from the national Sister to Sister campaignFatima Rodriguez
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
Metab Syndr Relat Disord 11:81-6. 2013..We sought to better understand the epidemiology of metabolic syndrome in Hispanic women using data from a large, community-based health screening program...
- Limited english proficient patients and time spent in therapeutic range in a warfarin anticoagulation clinicFatima Rodriguez
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA
J Am Heart Assoc 2:e000170. 2013....
- Love your heart: a pilot community-based intervention to improve the cardiovascular health of African American womenFatima Rodriguez
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Ethn Dis 22:416-21. 2012..While small, our study suggests that targeted community-based interventions focusing on personal and group wellness have the power to reduce health disparities and improve cardiovascular health for African American women...
- Readmission rates for Hispanic Medicare beneficiaries with heart failure and acute myocardial infarctionFatima Rodriguez
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Am Heart J 162:254-261.e3. 2011..However, little is known about whether elderly Hispanics have higher readmission rates for heart failure (HF) and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) than whites and whether this is due to site of care...