Alvaro Alonso

Summary

Affiliation: University of Minnesota
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Intracranial hemorrhage mortality in atrial fibrillation patients treated with dabigatran or warfarin
    Alvaro Alonso
    From the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health A A, L G S B, R F M, P L L, K L, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine L Y C and Department of Neurology K L, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis
    Stroke 45:2286-91. 2014
  2. pmc Birth weight and the risk of atrial fibrillation in whites and African Americans: the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities (ARIC) study
    Sherifat O Lawani
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 14:69. 2014
  3. pmc Association of blood pressure and aortic distensibility with P wave indices and PR interval: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Alvaro Alonso
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Electrocardiol 46:359.e1-6. 2013
  4. pmc Simple risk model predicts incidence of atrial fibrillation in a racially and geographically diverse population: the CHARGE-AF consortium
    Alvaro Alonso
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Am Heart Assoc 2:e000102. 2013
  5. pmc Hemostatic markers are associated with the risk and prognosis of atrial fibrillation: the ARIC study
    Alvaro Alonso
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Int J Cardiol 155:217-22. 2012
  6. pmc Chronic kidney disease is associated with the incidence of atrial fibrillation: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Alvaro Alonso
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Circulation 123:2946-53. 2011
  7. pmc Absolute and attributable risks of atrial fibrillation in relation to optimal and borderline risk factors: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Rachel R Huxley
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Circulation 123:1501-8. 2011
  8. pmc Impact of age at smoking initiation, dosage, and time since quitting on cardiovascular disease in african americans and whites: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Rachel R Huxley
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 175:816-26. 2012
  9. pmc Serum and dietary magnesium and incidence of atrial fibrillation in whites and in African Americans--Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Jeffrey R Misialek
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454
    Circ J 77:323-9. 2013
  10. pmc Smoking and incidence of atrial fibrillation: results from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Alanna M Chamberlain
    Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Heart Rhythm 8:1160-6. 2011

Detail Information

Publications54

  1. pmc Intracranial hemorrhage mortality in atrial fibrillation patients treated with dabigatran or warfarin
    Alvaro Alonso
    From the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health A A, L G S B, R F M, P L L, K L, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine L Y C and Department of Neurology K L, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis
    Stroke 45:2286-91. 2014
    ..Thus, we examined in-hospital mortality in AF patients with ICB being treated with dabigatran versus warfarin in a real-world population in the United States...
  2. pmc Birth weight and the risk of atrial fibrillation in whites and African Americans: the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities (ARIC) study
    Sherifat O Lawani
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 14:69. 2014
    ..To further understand this apparent paradox, we examined the relationship between AF and BW in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) cohort...
  3. pmc Association of blood pressure and aortic distensibility with P wave indices and PR interval: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Alvaro Alonso
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Electrocardiol 46:359.e1-6. 2013
    ..Understanding the association of blood pressure (BP) levels and aortic distensibility with P wave indices (PWIs) and PR interval, intermediate phenotypes of atrial fibrillation, could provide insights into underlying mechanisms...
  4. pmc Simple risk model predicts incidence of atrial fibrillation in a racially and geographically diverse population: the CHARGE-AF consortium
    Alvaro Alonso
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Am Heart Assoc 2:e000102. 2013
    ..Tools for the prediction of atrial fibrillation (AF) may identify high-risk individuals more likely to benefit from preventive interventions and serve as a benchmark to test novel putative risk factors...
  5. pmc Hemostatic markers are associated with the risk and prognosis of atrial fibrillation: the ARIC study
    Alvaro Alonso
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Int J Cardiol 155:217-22. 2012
    ..Various hemostatic markers are associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease; however, limited information exists on their relationship with the occurrence and prognosis of atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  6. pmc Chronic kidney disease is associated with the incidence of atrial fibrillation: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Alvaro Alonso
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Circulation 123:2946-53. 2011
    ..Chronic kidney disease is associated with the incidence of cardiovascular disease. Chronic kidney disease may also increase the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF), but existing studies have reported inconsistent results...
  7. pmc Absolute and attributable risks of atrial fibrillation in relation to optimal and borderline risk factors: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Rachel R Huxley
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Circulation 123:1501-8. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to determine what proportion of the burden of AF in blacks and whites could theoretically be avoided by the maintenance of an optimal risk profile...
  8. pmc Impact of age at smoking initiation, dosage, and time since quitting on cardiovascular disease in african americans and whites: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Rachel R Huxley
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 175:816-26. 2012
    ..African Americans who smoke incur a similar level of cardiovascular risk as white smokers and would derive the same benefits from quitting as whites...
  9. pmc Serum and dietary magnesium and incidence of atrial fibrillation in whites and in African Americans--Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Jeffrey R Misialek
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454
    Circ J 77:323-9. 2013
    ..Low serum magnesium (Mg) has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), including ventricular arrhythmias, but the association between serum or dietary Mg and atrial fibrillation (AF) has not been investigated...
  10. pmc Smoking and incidence of atrial fibrillation: results from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Alanna M Chamberlain
    Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Heart Rhythm 8:1160-6. 2011
    ..Cigarette smoking increases the risk of coronary heart disease, but whether smoking increases atrial fibrillation (AF) is uncertain...
  11. pmc Incidence of atrial fibrillation in whites and African-Americans: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Alvaro Alonso
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454 USA
    Am Heart J 158:111-7. 2009
    ..To define the incidence and cumulative risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) in a population-based cohort of whites and African Americans...
  12. pmc Metabolic syndrome and incidence of atrial fibrillation among blacks and whites in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
    Alanna M Chamberlain
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 55454, USA
    Am Heart J 159:850-6. 2010
    ..The metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) has been implicated in the development of atrial fibrillation (AF); however, knowledge of this association among blacks is limited...
  13. pmc Atrial fibrillation and the risk of sudden cardiac death: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study and cardiovascular health study
    Lin Y Chen
    Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    JAMA Intern Med 173:29-35. 2013
    ..It is unknown whether atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in the general population. This association was examined in 2 population-based cohorts...
  14. pmc Relation of serum phosphorus levels to the incidence of atrial fibrillation (from the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities [ARIC] study)
    Faye L Lopez
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Am J Cardiol 111:857-62. 2013
    ..In conclusion, in the present large population-based study, greater levels of serum phosphorus and the related calcium-phosphorus product were associated with a greater incidence of AF...
  15. pmc Blood lipid levels, lipid-lowering medications, and the incidence of atrial fibrillation: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Faye L Lopez
    Divisions of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 5:155-62. 2012
    ..Several cardiovascular risk factors have been associated with the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF). Limited and inconsistent evidence exists on the association of blood lipid levels and lipid-lowering medication use with AF risk...
  16. pmc Type 2 diabetes, glucose homeostasis and incident atrial fibrillation: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study
    Rachel R Huxley
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Heart 98:133-8. 2012
    ..Type 2 diabetes has been inconsistently associated with the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) in previous studies that have frequently been beset by methodological challenges...
  17. pmc Impact of atrial fibrillation on healthcare utilization in the community: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Lindsay G S Bengtson
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN L S B, P L L, A A
    J Am Heart Assoc 3:e001006. 2014
    ..We examined rates of inpatient and outpatient utilization by AF status in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study...
  18. pmc A clinical risk score for atrial fibrillation in a biracial prospective cohort (from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities [ARIC] study)
    Alanna M Chamberlain
    Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Am J Cardiol 107:85-91. 2011
    ..58). In conclusion, we have developed a risk score for AF and have shown that the different pathophysiologies of AF and CHD limit the usefulness of a CHD risk score in identifying subjects at greater risk of AF...
  19. pmc Fish, fish-derived n-3 fatty acids, and risk of incident atrial fibrillation in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Noelle N Gronroos
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    PLoS ONE 7:e36686. 2012
    ..Results of observational and experimental studies investigating the association between intake of long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) have been inconsistent...
  20. pmc Parathyroid hormone concentration and risk of cardiovascular diseases: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Aaron R Folsom
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Electronic address
    Am Heart J 168:296-302. 2014
    ..We examined in a prospective study the association of PTH with the incidence of CVD, taking into account vitamin D and other confounding variables...
  21. pmc Circulating fibroblast growth factor-23 and the incidence of atrial fibrillation: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study
    Alvaro Alonso
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN A A, J R M, P L L
    J Am Heart Assoc 3:e001082. 2014
    ..The association between FGF-23 and the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF), a common arrhythmia, is less defined. Thus, we explored whether FGF-23 concentration was associated with AF incidence in a large community-based cohort...
  22. doi request reprint Obesity related risk of sudden cardiac death in the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Selcuk Adabag
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Division of Cardiology, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Heart 101:215-21. 2015
    ..To examine the association of body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and waist hip ratio (WHR) with sudden cardiac death (SCD) in community dwelling individuals...
  23. pmc Relation of lipid gene scores to longitudinal trends in lipid levels and incidence of abnormal lipid levels among individuals of European ancestry: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Pamela L Lutsey
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Genet 5:73-80. 2012
    ..We tested the hypothesis that persons with an unfavorable lipid gene profile would experience a greater increase in lipid levels and a higher incidence of abnormal lipid levels relative to those with more-favorable lipid gene profiles...
  24. pmc Demographic and cardiovascular risk factors modify association of fasting insulin with incident coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke (from the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities Study)
    Laura J Rasmussen-Torvik
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Am J Cardiol 105:1420-5. 2010
    ..0087). The associations of insulin with stroke were stronger in women (p-interaction = 0.037), whites (compared to blacks; p-interaction = 0.036), and those without hypertension (p-interaction = 0.0027)...
  25. pmc Novel association between plasma matrix metalloproteinase-9 and risk of incident atrial fibrillation in a case-cohort study: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study
    Rachel R Huxley
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    PLoS ONE 8:e59052. 2013
    ..Hence, we examine whether plasma matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) and their inhibitors are related to increased risk of incident AF...
  26. pmc Relationships of the Mediterranean dietary pattern with insulin resistance and diabetes incidence in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Eunice E Abiemo
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S 2nd Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Br J Nutr 109:1490-7. 2013
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  27. doi request reprint High-sensitivity cardiac troponin T and the risk of incident atrial fibrillation: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Kristian B Filion
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Electronic address
    Am Heart J 169:31-8.e3. 2015
    ..An association between high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT), a marker of myocardial cell damage measured with a high-sensitivity assay, and the risk of AF could have implications for AF risk stratification...
  28. pmc Circulating levels of liver enzymes and incidence of atrial fibrillation: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities cohort
    Alvaro Alonso
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minneapolis, USA
    Heart 100:1511-6. 2014
    ..Elevated levels of circulating liver enzymes have been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Their possible association with atrial fibrillation (AF) has received little attention...
  29. doi request reprint Temporal trends in the occurrence and outcomes of atrial fibrillation in patients with acute myocardial infarction (from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Surveillance Study)
    Lindsay G S Bengtson
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 114:692-7. 2014
    ..In the setting of MI, co-occurrence of AF should be viewed as a critical clinical event, and treatment needs unique to this population should be explored further. ..
  30. pmc Fibroblast growth factor-23 and incident coronary heart disease, heart failure, and cardiovascular mortality: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study
    Pamela L Lutsey
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN P L L, A A, J S P
    J Am Heart Assoc 3:e000936. 2014
    ..We tested whether elevated FGF-23 is associated with incident coronary heart disease, heart failure, and cardiovascular mortality, even at normal kidney function...
  31. pmc Echocardiographic measures of cardiac structure and function are associated with risk of atrial fibrillation in blacks: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Wobo Bekwelem
    Cardiovascular Division, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e110111. 2014
    ..Exploring AF risk factors in blacks is important given that the lower incidence of AF in this racial group despite higher risk factors, is not completely explained...
  32. pmc Physical activity, obesity, weight change, and risk of atrial fibrillation: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study
    Rachel R Huxley
    From the School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia R R H Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis J R M, A A Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD S K A, L R L Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Epidemiological Cardiology Research Center, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC E Z S and Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis L Y C
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 7:620-5. 2014
    ..We prospectively examined the relationship between body size, weight change, and level of PA in a biracial cohort of middle-aged men and women...
  33. pmc Dietary phosphorus, blood pressure, and incidence of hypertension in the atherosclerosis risk in communities study and the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Alvaro Alonso
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S 2nd St, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Hypertension 55:776-84. 2010
    ..04 (0.93 to 1.17; P for trend=0.48) for phosphorus from other foods. These findings could indicate an effect of phosphorus in conjunction with other dairy constituents or of dairy itself without involvement of phosphorus...
  34. pmc Serum magnesium, phosphorus, and calcium are associated with risk of incident heart failure: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
    Pamela L Lutsey
    From the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN PLL, AA, and ARF the Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD EDM the Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC LRL the Departments of Medicine and Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI BCA and the Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD JC
    Am J Clin Nutr 100:756-64. 2014
    ..However, they also may be associated with risk of cardiovascular disease through a broad range of physiologic roles...
  35. doi request reprint Smoking and the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Alvaro Alonso
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416, USA
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 81:1249-52. 2010
    ..To summarise published evidence and explore sources of heterogeneity, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies that evaluated this association...
  36. pmc Atrial fibrillation and cognitive decline-the role of subclinical cerebral infarcts: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Lin Y Chen
    From the Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis L Y C Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis F L L, A A Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD R F G Queensland Clinical Trials and Biostatistics Center, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia R R H Division of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD S K A Department of Epidemiology, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill L L and University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson T M
    Stroke 45:2568-74. 2014
    ..We examined the association of incident AF with cognitive decline in stroke-free individuals, stratified by subclinical cerebral infarcts (SCIs) on brain MRI scans...
  37. pmc Relation of systolic, diastolic, and pulse pressures and aortic distensibility with atrial fibrillation (from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis)
    Nicholas S Roetker
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Am J Cardiol 114:587-92. 2014
    ..Our results cast doubt on the clinical utility of aortic distensibility as a predictor for the development of AF. ..
  38. pmc Meta-analysis of cohort and case-control studies of type 2 diabetes mellitus and risk of atrial fibrillation
    Rachel R Huxley
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Am J Cardiol 108:56-62. 2011
    ..5% (95% CI 0.1 to 3.9). In conclusion, DM is associated with an increased risk of subsequent AF but the mechanisms that may underpin the relation between DM and AF remain speculative...
  39. pmc Association of sick sinus syndrome with incident cardiovascular disease and mortality: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study and Cardiovascular Health Study
    Alvaro Alonso
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e109662. 2014
    ..Sick sinus syndrome (SSS) is a common indication for pacemaker implantation. Limited information exists on the association of sick sinus syndrome (SSS) with mortality and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the general population...
  40. pmc Comparable ascertainment of newly-diagnosed atrial fibrillation using active cohort follow-up versus surveillance of centers for medicare and medicaid services in the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Lindsay G S Bengtson
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e94321. 2014
    ..We examined incidence rates and concordance of AF diagnosis based on active cohort follow-up versus surveillance of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services data in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study...
  41. pmc Brachial flow-mediated dilation and incident atrial fibrillation: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Wesley T O'Neal
    From the Department of Internal Medicine W T O, Department of Internal Medicine, Section on Cardiology J Y, E Z S, and Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Epidemiological Cardiology Research Center EPICARE E Z S, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, East Carolina Heart Institute, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC J T E Departments of Medicine and Cardiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD S N Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis A A and Cardiovascular Health Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Group Health Research Institute, Seattle S R H
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 34:2717-20. 2014
    ..It is unknown whether endothelial dysfunction precedes atrial fibrillation (AF) development. The objective of this study was to examine the association of brachial flow-mediated dilation (FMD) with incident AF...
  42. pmc Migraine and white matter hyperintensities: the ARIC MRI study
    Ali G Hamedani
    From the Department of Neurology A G H, B L P, R F G, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore Department of Epidemiology A G H, R F G, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD Department of Epidemiology K M R, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Medicine Geriatrics T H M, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy L H C, Division of Public Health Services, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC Departments of Radiology C R J and Neurology D S K, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN and Division of Epidemiology and Community Health A A, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, St Paul
    Neurology 81:1308-13. 2013
    ..Migraine is associated with white matter hyperintensities (WMH) cross-sectionally, but its effect on WMH progression is uncertain...
  43. doi request reprint Cardiovascular risk factors and dementia mortality: 40 years of follow-up in the Seven Countries Study
    Alvaro Alonso
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Neurol Sci 280:79-83. 2009
    ..98). Finally, total serum cholesterol was directly associated with higher risk of dementia mortality (p for trend=0.03). In men, cardiovascular risk factors in midlife are associated with increased risk of dementia death later in life...
  44. pmc Association of smoking with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis risk and survival in men and women: a prospective study
    Alvaro Alonso
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    BMC Neurol 10:6. 2010
    ..Moreover, limited information exists on the association between smoking and survival in ALS patients. We evaluated the association of smoking with ALS incidence and survival in a population-based cohort...
  45. doi request reprint A case-control study of risk factors for multiple sclerosis in Iran
    Alvaro Alonso
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Mult Scler 17:550-5. 2011
    ..Numerous studies have assessed risk factors for multiple sclerosis (MS), although none have been conducted previously in Iran...
  46. pmc Association between psoriasis and incident cancer: the Iowa's Women's Health Study
    Anna E Prizment
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 2nd Street South, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 22:1003-10. 2011
    ..Studies have reported higher cancer risk in individuals with psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease; however, adjustment for potential confounders was lacking...
  47. pmc Atrial fibrillation and mortality in heart failure: a community study
    Alanna M Chamberlain
    Department of Health Sciences Research, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55095, USA
    Circ Heart Fail 4:740-6. 2011
    ..The combination of HF and AF may carry a worse prognosis than either condition alone; however, the magnitude of this risk remains controversial and it is not known whether the timing of AF influences the risk of death...
  48. pmc Blood lipids and the incidence of atrial fibrillation: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and the Framingham Heart Study
    Alvaro Alonso
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN A A, N S R
    J Am Heart Assoc 3:e001211. 2014
    ..Dyslipidemia is a major contributor to the development of atherosclerosis and coronary disease. Its role in the etiology of atrial fibrillation (AF) is uncertain...
  49. pmc Fibroblast growth factor-23 and incident atrial fibrillation: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) and the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS)
    Jehu S Mathew
    From the Division of Cardiology J S M, K K P, Division of Nephrology and Kidney Research Institute J S M, M C S, R K, B K, I H d B, Cardiovascular Health Research Unit, Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology S R H, D S S, Department of Epidemiology S R H, B K, I H d B, and Department of Laboratory Medicine A N H, University of Washington, Seattle Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis A A Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, University of Colorado, Denver M C Division of Cardiology, Electrophysiology Section, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia R D and Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, and San Diego VA Healthcare System, San Diego J H I
    Circulation 130:298-307. 2014
    ..FGF-23 may promote atrial fibrillation (AF) by inducing left ventricular hypertrophy and diastolic and left atrial dysfunction...
  50. doi request reprint Gout, hyperuricemia, and Parkinson's disease: a protective effect?
    Alvaro Alonso
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Curr Rheumatol Rep 12:149-55. 2010
    ..Future research should determine the mechanisms underlying this association. This, in turn, could be used in the development of new preventive strategies and treatments for PD...
  51. pmc Predicted long-term cardiovascular risk among young adults in the national longitudinal study of adolescent health
    Cari Jo Clark
    Cari Jo Clark is with the Department of Medicine and the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, Program in Health Disparities Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Alvaro Alonso is with the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota Rachael A Spencer is an independent researcher in Atlanta, GA Michael Pencina is with the Clinical Research Unit and the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC Ken Williams is with KenAnCo Biostatistics, San Antonio, TX Susan A Everson Rose is with the Department of Medicine and the Program in Health Disparities Research, University of Minnesota
    Am J Public Health 104:e108-15. 2014
    ..We estimated the distribution of predicted long-term cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk among young adults in the United States...
  52. pmc Diet and risk of atrial fibrillation – epidemiologic and clinical evidence –
    Noelle N Gronroos
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Circ J 74:2029-38. 2010
    ..Additional large, well-conducted randomized experiments are necessary to address the role of diet in AF prevention...
  53. pmc Chronic stress, depressive symptoms, anger, hostility, and risk of stroke and transient ischemic attack in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Susan A Everson-Rose
    From the Departments of Medicine S A E R and Epidemiology and Community Health N S R, P L L, A A, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL K N K Departments of Neurology and Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle W T L Departments of Neurology, Public Health Sciences, Neurosurgery, and Human Genetics, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, FL R L S and Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor A V D R
    Stroke 45:2318-23. 2014
    ..This study investigated chronic stress, depressive symptoms, anger, and hostility in relation to incident stroke and transient ischemic attacks in middle-aged and older adults...
  54. pmc Temporal trends in the incidence of multiple sclerosis: a systematic review
    Alvaro Alonso
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, West Bank Office Building, 1300 S 2nd St, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Neurology 71:129-35. 2008
    ..We have conducted a systematic review of incidence studies of MS to assess the overall incidence of MS and explore possible changes in the latitude gradient and the female-to-male ratio over time...