Lena Björck

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Affiliation: Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Modelling the decreasing coronary heart disease mortality in Sweden between 1986 and 2002
    Lena Björck
    Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Eur Heart J 30:1046-56. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Smoking in relation to ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction: findings from the Register of Information and Knowledge about Swedish Heart Intensive Care Admissions
    L Bjorck
    Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy University of Gothenburg, Goteborg, Sweden
    Heart 95:1006-11. 2009
  3. pmc Secular trends in lipid-lowering treatment and lipid levels after a first acute myocardial infarction
    Lena Björck
    Department of Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Ostra, Goteborg, Sweden
    Vasc Health Risk Manag 3:1045-51. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Twenty-year trends in long-term mortality risk in 17,149 survivors of ischemic stroke less than 55 years of age
    Kok Wai Giang
    From the Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine K W G, L B, S N, M N, T Z S, A R, Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Rehabilitation C J, and Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine K T, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Goteborg, Sweden
    Stroke 44:3338-43. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Trends in risk of recurrence after the first ischemic stroke in adults younger than 55 years of age in Sweden
    Kok Wai Giang
    Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Int J Stroke 11:52-61. 2016
  6. doi request reprint FTO gene variation, macronutrient intake and coronary heart disease risk: a gene-diet interaction analysis
    Jaana Gustavsson
    Occupational and Environmental Medicine Unit, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Box 414, 405 30, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Eur J Nutr 55:247-55. 2016
  7. pmc Stroke and coronary heart disease: predictive power of standard risk factors into old age--long-term cumulative risk study among men in Gothenburg, Sweden
    Kok Wai Giang
    Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, SE 41685 Gothenburg, Sweden
    Eur Heart J 34:1068-74. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Twenty-four-year trends in the incidence of ischemic stroke in Sweden from 1987 to 2010
    Annika Rosengren
    Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Goteborg, Sweden
    Stroke 44:2388-93. 2013
  9. pmc Decline in Coronary Mortality in Sweden between 1986 and 2002: Comparing Contributions from Primary and Secondary Prevention
    Lena Björck
    Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 10:e0124769. 2015
  10. doi request reprint Interaction of apolipoprotein E genotype with smoking and physical inactivity on coronary heart disease risk in men and women
    Jaana Gustavsson
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Atherosclerosis 220:486-92. 2012

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  1. doi request reprint Modelling the decreasing coronary heart disease mortality in Sweden between 1986 and 2002
    Lena Björck
    Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Eur Heart J 30:1046-56. 2009
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  2. doi request reprint Smoking in relation to ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction: findings from the Register of Information and Knowledge about Swedish Heart Intensive Care Admissions
    L Bjorck
    Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy University of Gothenburg, Goteborg, Sweden
    Heart 95:1006-11. 2009
    ..However, changes in risk factors have also been documented, especially lower tobacco-smoking rates. Therefore, the relation between smoking and ST-elevation AMI in a large observational cohort was analysed...
  3. pmc Secular trends in lipid-lowering treatment and lipid levels after a first acute myocardial infarction
    Lena Björck
    Department of Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Ostra, Goteborg, Sweden
    Vasc Health Risk Manag 3:1045-51. 2007
    ..However, to what extent this translates into serum cholesterol levels in a real-life setting has not been systematically investigated...
  4. doi request reprint Twenty-year trends in long-term mortality risk in 17,149 survivors of ischemic stroke less than 55 years of age
    Kok Wai Giang
    From the Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine K W G, L B, S N, M N, T Z S, A R, Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Rehabilitation C J, and Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine K T, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Goteborg, Sweden
    Stroke 44:3338-43. 2013
    ..The purpose of the present study was to investigate the 4-year mortality risk among patients<55 years with a first ischemic stroke during 1987-2006...
  5. doi request reprint Trends in risk of recurrence after the first ischemic stroke in adults younger than 55 years of age in Sweden
    Kok Wai Giang
    Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Int J Stroke 11:52-61. 2016
    ..Previous studies on stroke recurrence in younger adults often contain small sample size which makes it difficult to study trends in stroke recurrence over a long period of time...
  6. doi request reprint FTO gene variation, macronutrient intake and coronary heart disease risk: a gene-diet interaction analysis
    Jaana Gustavsson
    Occupational and Environmental Medicine Unit, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Box 414, 405 30, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Eur J Nutr 55:247-55. 2016
    ..The fat mass and obesity-associated gene (FTO) is related to obesity and coronary heart disease (CHD). We studied interaction between macronutrient intake and FTO in association with CHD risk or body mass index (BMI)...
  7. pmc Stroke and coronary heart disease: predictive power of standard risk factors into old age--long-term cumulative risk study among men in Gothenburg, Sweden
    Kok Wai Giang
    Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, SE 41685 Gothenburg, Sweden
    Eur Heart J 34:1068-74. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the short-term and long-term cumulative risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke separately based on age, sex, smoking status, systolic blood pressure, and total serum cholesterol...
  8. doi request reprint Twenty-four-year trends in the incidence of ischemic stroke in Sweden from 1987 to 2010
    Annika Rosengren
    Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Goteborg, Sweden
    Stroke 44:2388-93. 2013
    ..The incidence of stroke in Sweden increased between 1989 and 2000 among people aged ≤65 years, but more recent data on those aged >65 years are lacking...
  9. pmc Decline in Coronary Mortality in Sweden between 1986 and 2002: Comparing Contributions from Primary and Secondary Prevention
    Lena Björck
    Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 10:e0124769. 2015
    ..The relative importance of risk factor reduction in healthy people (primary prevention) versus that in patients with coronary heart disease (secondary prevention) has been debated. We aimed to quantify the contribution of the two...
  10. doi request reprint Interaction of apolipoprotein E genotype with smoking and physical inactivity on coronary heart disease risk in men and women
    Jaana Gustavsson
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Atherosclerosis 220:486-92. 2012
    ..However, these associations may be modified by lifestyle factors. Therefore, we studied whether smoking, physical inactivity or overweight interact with APOE on cholesterol levels and CHD risk...
  11. doi request reprint Medication in relation to ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in patients with a first myocardial infarction: Swedish Register of Information and Knowledge About Swedish Heart Intensive Care Admissions (RIKS-HIA)
    Lena Björck
    Department of Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Ostra, SE 416 85 Goteborg, Sweden
    Arch Intern Med 170:1375-81. 2010
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Women's help-seeking behaviour during a first acute myocardial infarction
    Anna Gyberg
    Institute of Health and Care Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Scand J Caring Sci 30:670-677. 2016
    ..Second, the healthcare system had to be accessible when the women made their decision to seek care. Third, the women must have come into contact with healthcare providers when the heart muscle had taken enough damage to measure...
  13. pmc Interaction effects of long-term air pollution exposure and variants in the GSTP1, GSTT1 and GSTCD genes on risk of acute myocardial infarction and hypertension: a case-control study
    Anna Levinsson
    Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 9:e99043. 2014
    ..Genetic polymorphisms in genes implicated in oxidative stress, such as GSTP1, GSTT1 and GSTCD, may contribute to determining individual susceptibility to air pollution as a promoter of coronary vulnerability...
  14. pmc Continuing decrease in coronary heart disease mortality in Sweden
    Johanna Berg
    Department of Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Ostra, c o Annika Rosengren, CK Plan 2, SE 416 85 Gothenburg, Sweden
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 14:9. 2014
    ..In contrast, a flattening of the decrease in mortality has been recently reported among younger age groups in some countries. We aimed to determine whether the decrease in CHD mortality is flattening among Swedish young adults...
  15. pmc Self-reported leisure time physical activity: a useful assessment tool in everyday health care
    Lars Rödjer
    Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 12:693. 2012
    ....
  16. pmc Changes in Dietary Fat Intake and Projections for Coronary Heart Disease Mortality in Sweden: A Simulation Study
    Lena Björck
    Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 11:e0160474. 2016
    ..We aimed to examine the potential effect of different SFA intake on future coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality in 2025...
  17. doi request reprint Obesity in Middle Age Increases Risk of Later Heart Failure in Women-Results From the Prospective Population Study of Women and H70 Studies in Gothenburg, Sweden
    Anna Karin Halldin
    Department of Primary Health Care, Institute of Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    J Card Fail . 2016
    ..The aim was to examine the impact of obesity/overweight on the risk of developing heart failure in women of different ages by analysing prospective data from 2 population studies...
  18. pmc Body weight in midlife and long-term risk of developing heart failure-a 35-year follow-up of the primary prevention study in Gothenburg, Sweden
    Lena Björck
    Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 15:19. 2015
    ..This study aimed to determine whether midlife obesity predicts heart failure (HF) over an extended follow-up into old age...
  19. doi request reprint Symptoms of a first acute myocardial infarction in women and men
    Johanna Berg
    Department of Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Ostra, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Gend Med 6:454-62. 2009
    ..Many studies have compared women and men for symptoms of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), but findings have been inconsistent, largely because of varying inclusion criteria, different study populations, and different methods...
  20. ncbi request reprint [Healthy people's reluctance to take medication is underestimated. Study shows that healthy people's attitude to cardiovascular primary prevention is complex]
    Lena Björck
    Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University Molecular and Clinical Medicine Gothenburg, Sweden Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University Molecular and Clinical Medicine Gothenburg, Sweden
    Lakartidningen 113:. 2016
    ..When initiating medication the patients should be actively involved in the decision-making process. An individualized approach could potentially increase the adherence to therapy...
  21. doi request reprint Nitric oxide synthase (NOS) single nucleotide polymorphisms are associated with coronary heart disease and hypertension in the INTERGENE study
    Anna Levinsson
    Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden Electronic address
    Nitric Oxide 39:1-7. 2014
    ..We aimed to comprehensively investigate which NOS gene variants are most strongly associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and hypertension, using a set of tagging SNPs with good coverage across the 3 genes...
  22. pmc High-normal blood pressure and long-term risk of type 2 diabetes: 35-year prospective population based cohort study of men
    Christina Hedén Stahl
    Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg SE 416 85, Sweden
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 12:89. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether hypertension, including mildly elevated blood pressure within the normal range, predicted subsequent development of type 2 diabetes in men over an extended follow-up of 35 years...
  23. doi request reprint Experiences and actions during the decision making process among men with a first acute myocardial infarction
    Susanne Nielsen
    Susanne Nielsen, MSc PhD Student, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Kristin Falk, PhD Senior Lecturer, Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Anna Gyberg, MSc Faculty of Education, Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Sylvia Määttä, PhDAdjunct Senior Lecturer, Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Lena Björck, PhD Senior Lecturer, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, and Institute of Health and Care Sciences, and Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 30:332-9. 2015
    ..The aim of this study was to describe the actions and experiences involved in the process of seeking medical attention in men with a first AMI...