Vilmundur Gudnason

Summary

Affiliation: Icelandic Heart Association
Country: Iceland

Publications

  1. pmc Effects of statin medication on mortality risk associated with type 2 diabetes in older persons: the population-based AGES-Reykjavik Study
    Elin Olafsdottir
    Icelandic Heart Association Research Institute, Kopavogur, Iceland
    BMJ Open 1:e000132. 2011
  2. pmc Effects of a 6-month multimodal training intervention on retention of functional fitness in older adults: a randomized-controlled cross-over design
    Janus Gudlaugsson
    Centre for Research in Sport and Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Laugarvatn, Iceland
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:107. 2012
  3. pmc Socioeconomic factors from midlife predict mobility limitation and depressed mood three decades later; findings from the AGES-Reykjavik Study
    Danielle A I Groffen
    Department of Social Medicine, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 13:101. 2013
  4. pmc Type 3 finger length pattern is associated with total knee replacements due to osteoarthritis but not with hip replacements or hand osteoarthritis in the elderly: the AGES-Reykjavik study
    Kristin Sigurjonsdottir
    University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 14:112. 2013
  5. pmc The use of digital photographs for the diagnosis of hand osteoarthritis: the AGES-Reykjavik study
    Helgi Jonsson
    Landspitalinn University Hospital, University of Iceland, IS 108 Fossvogur, Reykjavik, Iceland
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:20. 2012
  6. pmc Persistent Chlamydia Pneumoniae serology is related to decline in lung function in women but not in men. Effect of persistent Chlamydia pneumoniae infection on lung function
    Thorarinn Gislason
    University of Iceland, Faculty of Medicine, Reykjavik, Iceland
    BMC Pulm Med 10:44. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Lipoprotein(a): a causal independent risk factor for coronary heart disease?
    Vilmundur Gudnason
    Icelandic Heart Association Research Institute, Kopavogur, Iceland
    Curr Opin Cardiol 24:490-5. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint The absolute risk of recurrent myocardial infarction is similar amongst both sexes: MONICA Iceland Study 1981-1999
    Gunnar Sigurdsson
    Icelandic Heart Association, and Department of Internal Medicine, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 11:121-4. 2004
  9. pmc Effect of vertebral fractures on function, quality of life and hospitalisation the AGES-Reykjavik study
    Kristin Siggeirsdottir
    Icelandic Heart Association Research Institute, Kopavogur, Iceland
    Age Ageing 41:351-7. 2012
  10. pmc Unfavourable risk factors for type 2 diabetes mellitus are already apparent more than a decade before onset in a population-based study of older persons: from the Age, Gene/Environment Susceptibility-Reykjavik Study (AGES-Reykjavik)
    Elin Olafsdottir
    Icelandic Heart Association, Holtasmari 1, Kopavogur, Iceland
    Eur J Epidemiol 24:307-14. 2009

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  1. pmc Effects of statin medication on mortality risk associated with type 2 diabetes in older persons: the population-based AGES-Reykjavik Study
    Elin Olafsdottir
    Icelandic Heart Association Research Institute, Kopavogur, Iceland
    BMJ Open 1:e000132. 2011
    ....
  2. pmc Effects of a 6-month multimodal training intervention on retention of functional fitness in older adults: a randomized-controlled cross-over design
    Janus Gudlaugsson
    Centre for Research in Sport and Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Laugarvatn, Iceland
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:107. 2012
    ..The main purpose of this study was to assess the immediate and long-term effects of a 6-month multimodal training intervention (MTI) on functional fitness in old adults...
  3. pmc Socioeconomic factors from midlife predict mobility limitation and depressed mood three decades later; findings from the AGES-Reykjavik Study
    Danielle A I Groffen
    Department of Social Medicine, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 13:101. 2013
    ..The present study aims to examine the effect of midlife socioeconomic factors on mobility limitation and depressed mood three decades later...
  4. pmc Type 3 finger length pattern is associated with total knee replacements due to osteoarthritis but not with hip replacements or hand osteoarthritis in the elderly: the AGES-Reykjavik study
    Kristin Sigurjonsdottir
    University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 14:112. 2013
    ..This large cross-sectional study tests the hypothesis that the type 3 pattern is associated with total joint replacements due to osteoarthritis in a large population based study...
  5. pmc The use of digital photographs for the diagnosis of hand osteoarthritis: the AGES-Reykjavik study
    Helgi Jonsson
    Landspitalinn University Hospital, University of Iceland, IS 108 Fossvogur, Reykjavik, Iceland
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:20. 2012
    ....
  6. pmc Persistent Chlamydia Pneumoniae serology is related to decline in lung function in women but not in men. Effect of persistent Chlamydia pneumoniae infection on lung function
    Thorarinn Gislason
    University of Iceland, Faculty of Medicine, Reykjavik, Iceland
    BMC Pulm Med 10:44. 2010
    ..Chlamydia pneumoniae (C pn) infection causes an acute inflammation in the respiratory system that may become persistent, but little is known about the long-term respiratory effects of C pn infections...
  7. doi request reprint Lipoprotein(a): a causal independent risk factor for coronary heart disease?
    Vilmundur Gudnason
    Icelandic Heart Association Research Institute, Kopavogur, Iceland
    Curr Opin Cardiol 24:490-5. 2009
    ..The aim of this review is to put the research of lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] into context with the recent advances in genetic studies and risk assessment of coronary heart disease (CHD)...
  8. ncbi request reprint The absolute risk of recurrent myocardial infarction is similar amongst both sexes: MONICA Iceland Study 1981-1999
    Gunnar Sigurdsson
    Icelandic Heart Association, and Department of Internal Medicine, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 11:121-4. 2004
    ..To do a gender comparison of absolute risk of recurrent myocardial infarction (MI)...
  9. pmc Effect of vertebral fractures on function, quality of life and hospitalisation the AGES-Reykjavik study
    Kristin Siggeirsdottir
    Icelandic Heart Association Research Institute, Kopavogur, Iceland
    Age Ageing 41:351-7. 2012
    ..understanding the determinants of health burden after a fracture in ageing populations is important...
  10. pmc Unfavourable risk factors for type 2 diabetes mellitus are already apparent more than a decade before onset in a population-based study of older persons: from the Age, Gene/Environment Susceptibility-Reykjavik Study (AGES-Reykjavik)
    Elin Olafsdottir
    Icelandic Heart Association, Holtasmari 1, Kopavogur, Iceland
    Eur J Epidemiol 24:307-14. 2009
    ..A continued rise in risk factors throughout life allows for more aggressive measures in preventing or delaying development of T2DM and its effect on cardiovascular health...
  11. pmc Similar decline in mortality rate of older persons with and without type 2 diabetes between 1993 and 2004 the Icelandic population-based Reykjavik and AGES-Reykjavik cohort studies
    Elin Olafsdottir
    Icelandic Heart Association Research Institute, Kopavogur, Iceland
    BMC Public Health 13:36. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate the secular trend of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality rates in two population-based cohorts of older persons, with and without type 2 diabetes, examined 11 years apart...
  12. pmc Brain tissue volumes by APOE genotype and leisure activity-the AGES-Reykjavik Study
    Sigridur Harpa Hafsteinsdottir
    Icelandic Heart Association, Kopavogur, Iceland
    Neurobiol Aging 33:829.e1-8. 2012
    ..These cross-sectional data suggest leisure activity is associated with tissue volumes in the brain irrespective of the APOE ε4 risk allele status...
  13. pmc Coronary artery calcium distributions in older persons in the AGES-Reykjavik study
    Elias Freyr Gudmundsson
    Icelandic Heart Association, Research Institute, Kopavogur, Iceland
    Eur J Epidemiol 27:673-87. 2012
    ..The ZINB model detected similar numbers of associations as the linear regression on ln(CAC+1) and usually with the same risk factors...
  14. ncbi request reprint Inaccuracy in self-report of fractures may underestimate association with health outcomes when compared with medical record based fracture registry
    Kristin Siggeirsdottir
    Icelandic Heart Association, Holtasmari 1, 201, Kopavogur, Iceland
    Eur J Epidemiol 22:631-9. 2007
    ..Misreporting fractures in questionnaires is known. However, the effect of misreporting on the association of fractures with subsequent health outcomes has not been examined...
  15. ncbi request reprint Declining coronary heart disease mortality in Iceland: contribution by incidence, recurrence and case fatality rate
    Nikulas Sigfusson
    Icelandic Heart Association, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Scand Cardiovasc J 36:337-41. 2002
    ..To analyse to what extent the recent decline in coronary heart disease mortality in Iceland is due to changes in incidence, recurrence and case fatality rates...
  16. ncbi request reprint Increasing sex difference in bone strength in old age: The Age, Gene/Environment Susceptibility-Reykjavik study (AGES-REYKJAVIK)
    Gunnar Sigurdsson
    Icelandic Heart Association, Kopavogur, Iceland Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Bone 39:644-51. 2006
    ....
  17. pmc Carotid atherosclerosis and cardiovascular health metrics in old subjects from the AGES-Reykjavik study
    Rán Sturlaugsdóttir
    Icelandic Heart Association, Kopavogur, Iceland University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Atherosclerosis 242:65-70. 2015
    ....
  18. pmc Feasibility of Using Pseudo-Continuous Arterial Spin Labeling Perfusion in a Geriatric Population at 1.5 Tesla
    Sigurdur Sigurdsson
    The Icelandic Heart Association, Kopavogur, Iceland
    PLoS ONE 10:e0144743. 2015
    ..To evaluate the feasibility of using pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling (pCASL) perfusion in a geriatric population at 1.5-Tesla...
  19. pmc Analysing the large decline in coronary heart disease mortality in the Icelandic population aged 25-74 between the years 1981 and 2006
    Thor Aspelund
    Icelandic Heart Association, Kopavogur, Iceland
    PLoS ONE 5:e13957. 2010
    ..We examined how much of the decrease between 1981 and 2006 could be attributed to medical and surgical treatments and how much to changes in cardiovascular risk factors...
  20. doi request reprint High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin I Is a Strong Predictor of Cardiovascular Events and Mortality in the AGES-Reykjavik Community-Based Cohort of Older Individuals
    Ingunn Thorsteinsdottir
    Icelandic Heart Association Research Institute, Kopavogur, Iceland Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Clin Chem 62:623-30. 2016
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the predictive power of a high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) assay for cardiovascular events and mortality in a large population of older community dwellers...
  21. pmc Heterogeneity in white blood cells has potential to confound DNA methylation measurements
    Bjorn T Adalsteinsson
    Icelandic Heart Association, Kopavogur, Iceland
    PLoS ONE 7:e46705. 2012
    ....
  22. pmc Cerebral Small Vessel Disease and Association With Higher Incidence of Depressive Symptoms in a General Elderly Population: The AGES-Reykjavik Study
    Thomas T van Sloten
    From the Department of Medicine, the Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, and the School for Nutrition, Toxicology and Metabolism, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands Icelandic Heart Association, Kopavogur, Iceland the Department of Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands Intramural Research Program, Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md the Department of Geriatrics, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland and the Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Am J Psychiatry 172:570-8. 2015
    ..However, longitudinal data on the association between CSVD and depressive symptoms are scarce. The authors investigated the association between CSVD and incident depressive symptoms...
  23. ncbi request reprint [Trends in body weight and diabetes in forty years in Iceland]
    Bolli Thorsson
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Laeknabladid 95:259-66. 2009
    ..Obesity and diabetes are increasing problems worldwide. Therefore, new data on these issues are of importance. Here, we publish data on body mass index (BMI) and prevalence of diabetes of type 2 in Iceland...
  24. ncbi request reprint Estimation of 10-year risk of fatal cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease in Iceland with results comparable with those of the Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation project
    Thor Aspelund
    The Icelandic Heart Association, Kopavogur bLandspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:761-8. 2007
    ..No data are available on the comparison between an absolute 10-year risk of fatal cardiovascular disease (CVD) and coronary heart disease (CHD) morbidity using the risk assessments of the Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE) project...
  25. ncbi request reprint [The health risk associated with smoking has been seriously underestimated. The Reykjavik Study]
    Nikulas Sigfusson
    Laeknabladid 92:263-9. 2006
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Short hospital stay augmented with education and home-based rehabilitation improves function and quality of life after hip replacement: randomized study of 50 patients with 6 months of follow-up
    Kristin Siggeirsdottir
    Icelandic Heart Association
    Acta Orthop 76:555-62. 2005
    ..Because of current cost restrictions, we studied the effect of a shorter hospital stay on function, pain and quality of life (QOL) after total hip replacement (THR)...
  27. pmc Brain tissue volumes in the general population of the elderly: the AGES-Reykjavik study
    Sigurdur Sigurdsson
    The Icelandic Heart Association, Kopavogur, Iceland
    Neuroimage 59:3862-70. 2012
    ..The findings indicate that the cross-sectional data underestimate the rate of change in tissue volumes with age as the longitudinal data show greater rate of change in tissue volumes with age for all tissues...
  28. ncbi request reprint Examination of genetic effects of polymorphisms in the MCP-1 and CCR2 genes on MI in the Icelandic population
    Kristjana Bjarnadottir
    Icelandic Heart Association, Holtasmari 1, Kopavogur, Iceland
    Atherosclerosis 188:341-6. 2006
    ..These results do not support the extent of risk associated with developing MI previously reported for the CCR2 190 and MCP-1 -2518 polymorphisms...
  29. pmc Population assessment of future trajectories in coronary heart disease mortality
    Rosa Björk Thorolfsdottir
    Icelandic Heart Association, Kopavogur, Iceland University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    PLoS ONE 9:e85800. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to predict future CHD mortality in Iceland based on potential risk factor trends...
  30. ncbi request reprint Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, an independent predictor of coronary heart disease in men and women: The Reykjavik Study
    Margret B Andresdottir
    Icelandic Heart Association Research Institute, Kopavogur, Iceland
    Am J Epidemiol 158:844-51. 2003
    ..06) and 16% for women (p = 0.08). In conclusion, ESR is a long-term independent predictor of CHD in both men and women. These findings support the evidence of an inflammatory process in atherosclerosis...
  31. ncbi request reprint Systematic family screening for familial hypercholesterolemia in Iceland
    Bolli Thorsson
    Icelandic Heart Association Research Institute, Kopavogur, Iceland
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 23:335-8. 2003
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Do lipids, blood pressure, diabetes, and smoking confer equal risk of myocardial infarction in women as in men? The Reykjavik Study
    Lilja S Jonsdottir
    Heart Preventive Clinic, Icelandic Heart Association, Holtasmari 1, 201 Kópavogur, Iceland, University Hospital, Hringbraut, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
    J Cardiovasc Risk 9:67-76. 2002
    ..This study assesses the major risk factors for coronary events in men and women from the Reykjavik Study...