Publications by authors named "Joseph F Polak"

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The progression of carotid atherosclerosis and imaging markers of dementia.

Alzheimers Dement (N Y) 2020 14;6(1):e12015. Epub 2020 Apr 14.

Department of Neurology Boston University School of Medicine Boston Massachusetts USA.

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April 2020

Ankle-brachial index and incident heart failure with reduced versus preserved ejection fraction: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.

Vasc Med 2019 12 4;24(6):501-510. Epub 2019 Sep 4.

Department of Preventative Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA.

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December 2019

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Is Associated With Arterial Distensibility and Carotid Intima-Media Thickness: (from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis).

Am J Cardiol 2019 08 25;124(4):534-538. Epub 2019 May 25.

Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, Maryland; Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

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August 2019

Relationship of fibroblast growth factor 21 with subclinical atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events: Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.

Atherosclerosis 2019 08 8;287:46-53. Epub 2019 Jun 8.

Lipid Research Group, School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Electronic address:

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August 2019

Doppler Velocity Estimates of Internal Carotid Artery Stenosis: Angle Correction Parallel to the Color Doppler Lumen Versus Parallel to the Artery Wall.

J Ultrasound Med 2019 Dec 23;38(12):3211-3218. Epub 2019 May 23.

Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.

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December 2019

Associations of edge-detected and manual-traced common carotid artery intima-media thickness with incident peripheral artery disease: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.

Vasc Med 2019 08 26;24(4):306-312. Epub 2019 Apr 26.

2 Ultrasound Reading Center, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA.

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August 2019

Total brachial artery reactivity and first time incident coronary heart disease events in a longitudinal cohort study: The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.

PLoS One 2019 10;14(4):e0211726. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, United States of America.

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December 2019

Multisite atherosclerosis in subjects with metabolic syndrome and diabetes and relation to cardiovascular events: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.

Atherosclerosis 2019 03 15;282:202-209. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Epidemiology, University of California Los Angeles, USA; Division of Cardiology, University of California Irvine, USA; Department of Epidemiology, University of California Irvine, USA. Electronic address:

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6401246PMC
March 2019

Carotid Artery Wall Thickness and Incident Cardiovascular Events: A Comparison between US and MRI in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).

Radiology 2018 12 9;289(3):649-657. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

From the Departments of Epidemiology and Medicine and Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Md (Y.Z., E.G., A.R.S.); Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (S.M.); Departments of Medicine and Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wis (B.C.A.); Department of Radiology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass (J.F.P.); The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 N Wolfe St, 367 East Park Building, Baltimore, Md 21287 (Y.Q., B.A.W.); Department of Radiological Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, Calif (A.S.G.); Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC (D.M.H.); and Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md (D.A.B.).

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6276075PMC
December 2018

Correction: Predictive value for cardiovascular events of common carotid intima media thickness and its rate of change in individuals at high cardiovascular risk - Results from the PROG-IMT collaboration.

September 2018

Coronary artery calcium and carotid artery intima-media thickness for the prediction of stroke and benefit from statins.

Eur J Prev Cardiol 2018 12 5;25(18):1980-1987. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

1 LA Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor University of California Los Angeles, Torrance, USA.

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December 2018

Correction: Single-trait and multi-trait genome-wide association analyses identify novel loci for blood pressure in African-ancestry populations.

PLoS Genet 2018 05 11;14(5):e1007345. Epub 2018 May 11.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5947884PMC
May 2018

Predictive value for cardiovascular events of common carotid intima media thickness and its rate of change in individuals at high cardiovascular risk - Results from the PROG-IMT collaboration.

PLoS One 2018 12;13(4):e0191172. Epub 2018 Apr 12.

Department of Public Health and Primary Care, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

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July 2018

Single-trait and multi-trait genome-wide association analyses identify novel loci for blood pressure in African-ancestry populations.

PLoS Genet 2017 May 12;13(5):e1006728. Epub 2017 May 12.

Epidemiology, Gilling School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5446189PMC
May 2017

Risk Factors for Incident Carotid Artery Revascularization among Older Adults: The Cardiovascular Health Study.

Cerebrovasc Dis Extra 2016 16;6(3):129-139. Epub 2016 Nov 16.

Division of Cardiology, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000452426DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5836156PMC
November 2016

Associations of Coffee, Tea, and Caffeine Intake with Coronary Artery Calcification and Cardiovascular Events.

Am J Med 2017 02 15;130(2):188-197.e5. Epub 2016 Sep 15.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5263166PMC
February 2017

Carotid Intima-Media Thickness as Surrogate for and Predictor of CVD.

Glob Heart 2016 09;11(3):295-312.e3

Ultrasound Reading Center, Boston, MA, USA.

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September 2016

Mediterranean diet score and left ventricular structure and function: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.

Am J Clin Nutr 2016 Sep 3;104(3):595-602. Epub 2016 Aug 3.

Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, Houston, TX.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3945/ajcn.115.128579DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4997295PMC
September 2016

Carotid Atherosclerosis and Cerebral Microbleeds: The Framingham Heart Study.

J Am Heart Assoc 2016 Mar 18;5(3):e002377. Epub 2016 Mar 18.

Department of Neurology, School of Public Health at Boston University, Boston, MA NHLBI's Framingham Heart Study, Framingham, MA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4943235PMC
March 2016

Left Ventricular Ejection Time Derived From the Common Carotid Artery Doppler Waveform: Association With Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction and Prediction of Heart Failure.

J Ultrasound Med 2015 Jul;34(7):1237-42

Departments of Radiology (J.F.P.) and Vascular Surgery (J.M.A.-C., J.M.E.) and Division of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Center (J.M.A.-C., A.R.P.), Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts USA.

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July 2015

Edge-detected common carotid artery intima-media thickness and incident coronary heart disease in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.

J Am Heart Assoc 2015 Jun 15;4(6):e001492. Epub 2015 Jun 15.

Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston, MA (D.H.L.).

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4599522PMC
June 2015

Coronary Artery Calcium Improves Risk Assessment in Adults With a Family History of Premature Coronary Heart Disease: Results From Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.

Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2015 Jun;8(6):e003186

From the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (J.P., M.A.R., M.J. Blaha, W.S.P., R.S.B., K.N., J.W.M.); Division of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond (J.P.); Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA, Torrance, CA (M.J. Budoff); Department of Radiology Cardiovascular Center, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA (J.F.P.); Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD (D.A.B.); Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Medicine, Veterans Administration, Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, CA (M.T.S.); Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (M.T.S.); Collaborative Health Studies Coordinating Center, Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle (R.A.K.); Center for Healthcare Advancement and Outcomes and Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Baptist Health South Florida, Miami (K.N.); and the Departments of Medicine, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, and Epidemiology, Robert Stempel College of Public Health, Florida International University, Miami (K.N.).

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5580027PMC
June 2015

Cardiovascular Disease-Risk Markers in HIV Patients.

J AIDS Clin Res 2014 Jun;5(7)

Division of Nutrition and Infection, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2155-6113.1000317DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4439003PMC
June 2014

Associations of Coronary Heart Disease with Common Carotid Artery Near and Far Wall Intima-Media Thickness: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.

J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2015 Sep 2;28(9):1114-21. Epub 2015 May 2.

Department of Radiology, Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.echo.2015.04.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4567434PMC
September 2015

Cost-effectiveness of coronary artery calcium testing for coronary heart and cardiovascular disease risk prediction to guide statin allocation: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).

PLoS One 2015 18;10(3):e0116377. Epub 2015 Mar 18.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America; Center for Healthcare Advancement and Outcomes, Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, FL, United States of America; Miami Cardiovascular Institute (MCVI), Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, FL, United States of America; Department of Epidemiology, Robert Stempel College of Public Health, Florida International University, Miami, FL, United States of America.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4364761PMC
February 2016

Relationship of cigarette smoking with inflammation and subclinical vascular disease: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.

Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2015 Apr 5;35(4):1002-10. Epub 2015 Mar 5.

From the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease (J.W.M., K.N., A.P.D., R.S.B., M.J. Blaha) and Division of Cardiology (J.A.C.L., W.S.P.), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; Center for Wellness and Prevention, Baptist Health South Florida, Miami Beach (K.N.); Division of Cardiology, University of Louisville, Rudd Heart and Lung Center, KY (A.P.D.); Radiology and Imaging Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD (D.A.B.); Division of Cardiology, Wake Forest University Health Center, Winston-Salem, NC (W.G.H.); Division of General Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, Department of Medicine and Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY (R.G.B.); Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (M.J. Budoff); Bloomberg School of Public Health, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (M.S., A.N.-A., W.S.P., M.J.B.); and Department of Radiology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (J.F.P.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/ATVBAHA.114.304960DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4484586PMC
April 2015

Association of common carotid artery Doppler-determined dicrotic notch velocity with the left ventricular ejection fraction.

J Ultrasound Med 2015 Mar;34(3):461-7

Departments of Radiology (J.F.P.) and Vascular Surgery (J.M.A.-C., J.M.E.) and Division of Cardiology/Cardiovascular Center (J.M.A.-C., A.R.P.), Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts USA.

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March 2015

Common carotid intima-media thickness relates to cardiovascular events in adults aged <45 years.

Hypertension 2015 Apr 26;65(4):707-13. Epub 2015 Jan 26.

From the Department of Radiology (A.L.M.E.), Department of Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care (K.A.G., D.E.G., S.A.E.P., M.L.B., H.M.d.R.), and Department of Experimental Cardiology (I.E.H., H.M.d.R.), University Medical Center, Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands; Department of Cardiac Sciences and Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada (T.J.A.); Department of Epidemiology and Public Health University College London, London, United Kingdom (A.R.B.); Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö, Lund University, Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden (G.E., B.H., M.R.); Department of Biostatistical Sciences and Neurology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (G.W.E.); Division of Vascular Medicine, Department of General Internal Medicine, Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (J.d.G., S.H.); Department of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Malaya Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (D.E.G.); Osaka Medical Center for Health Science and Promotion, Osaka, Japan (A.I., A.K.); Department of Neurology, Tokyo Women Medical University, Tokyo, Japan (K.K.); Division of Cardiology and Population Health Research Institute, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (E.M.L.); Department of Neurology, University Hospital, Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (M.W.L., M.S.); Brain and Circulation Research Group, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway (E.B.M.); Department of General Practice, EMGO Institute, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (G.N., J.M.D.); Stroke Center, Department of Neurology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan (S.O.); Department of Radiology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA (D.H.O'L., J.F.P.); Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom (J.F.P., C.R.); Cardiology Division, De

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April 2015

Value of complete full-length lower extremity sonography in patients undergoing computed tomographic pulmonary angiography.

J Ultrasound Med 2014 Dec;33(12):2137-43

Departments of Radiology (G.S., N.J.H., J.F.P.) and Vascular Surgery (J.M.E., J.M.A.-C.), Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts USA.

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December 2014

Ideal cardiovascular health: associations with biomarkers and subclinical disease and impact on incidence of cardiovascular disease in the Framingham Offspring Study.

Circulation 2014 Nov 1;130(19):1676-83. Epub 2014 Oct 1.

From the Framingham Heart Study, Framingham, MA (V.X., J.M.M., R.S.V.); Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA (V.X., D.M.E.); Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology (V.X., R.S.V.) and Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine (J.M.M.), Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; Department of Radiology, Tufts University Medical Center, Boston, MA (J.F.P.); Division of Molecular and Translational Cardiology, Department of Cardiology and Angiology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany (K.C.W.); Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston (J.L.J.); Cardiology Division, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN (T.J.W.); and Royal North Shore Hospital University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (G.T.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.009273DOI Listing
November 2014

Biomarkers of cardiovascular stress and subclinical atherosclerosis in the community.

Clin Chem 2014 Nov 18;60(11):1402-8. Epub 2014 Sep 18.

Framingham Heart Study of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and Boston University School of Medicine, Framingham, MA; Cardiovascular Medicine Section, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA;

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4376479PMC
November 2014

Healthy lifestyle change and subclinical atherosclerosis in young adults: Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study.

Circulation 2014 Jul 28;130(1):10-7. Epub 2014 Apr 28.

From the Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL (B.S., A.C.M., L.A.C., J.S., M.R., M.L.D., K.L.); Department of Radiology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (J.F.P.); Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD (J.P.R.); and Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA (S.S.).

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4615574PMC
July 2014

Mediation of cardiovascular risk factor effects through subclinical vascular disease: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.

Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2014 Aug 29;34(8):1778-83. Epub 2014 May 29.

From the Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (J.Y., D.M.H.); Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (J.A.D., R.N., R.L.M.); Department of Radiology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA (J.F.P.); National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD (C.T.S.); Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (A.B., G.L.B.); and Department of Radiology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN (J.J.C.).

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4329880PMC
August 2014

Systemic inflammation and cardiovascular risk factors predict rapid progression of atherosclerosis in rheumatoid arthritis.

Ann Rheum Dis 2015 Jun 20;74(6):1118-23. Epub 2014 May 20.

Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4239202PMC
June 2015

Fibroblast growth factor-23 and cardiovascular disease in the general population: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.

Circ Heart Fail 2014 May 25;7(3):409-17. Epub 2014 Mar 25.

From the Kidney Research Institute, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology (B.K., M.C.S., C.R.-C., J.R., D.R., I.H.d.B.), Department of Laboratory Medicine (A.N.H.), Cardiovascular Health Research Unit, Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology (D.S.S.), and Department of Epidemiology (M.B.), University of Washington, Seattle; Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of California at San Diego (J.H.I.); Nephrology Section, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, CA (J.H.I.); and Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California at San Diego (J.H.I.); Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (J.A.C.L.); and Department of Radiology, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA (J.F.P.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.113.000952DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4031265PMC
May 2014

Incident stroke is associated with common carotid artery diameter and not common carotid artery intima-media thickness.

Stroke 2014 May 18;45(5):1442-6. Epub 2014 Mar 18.

From the Department of Radiology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (J.F.P.); Department of Neurology, University of Miami, FL (R.L.S.); Division of Cardiology (W.S.P.) and Department of Medicine (W.S.P., D.V.), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; Department of Neurology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (M.K.A.); and Department of Radiology, Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center, Brighton, MA (D.H.O.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.114.004850DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4270293PMC
May 2014

Carotid artery plaque morphology and composition in relation to incident cardiovascular events: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).

Radiology 2014 May 4;271(2):381-9. Epub 2014 Mar 4.

From the Department of Medical Imaging, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (A.E.H.Z.); Departments of Radiology (B.A.W., J.A.C.L.) and Medicine (J.A.C.L.), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md; Collaborative Health Studies Coordinating Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash (R.L.M.); Department of Radiology, University of California-Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, Calif (A.S.G.); Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn (A.R.F.); Department of Radiology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Mass (J.F.P.); and Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 10 Center Dr, Bldg 10/1C355, Bethesda, MD 20892 (D.A.B.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1148/radiol.14131020DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4263652PMC
May 2014

Childhood family psychosocial environment and carotid intima media thickness: the CARDIA study.

Soc Sci Med 2014 Mar 19;104:15-22. Epub 2013 Dec 19.

Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, USA; Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, USA; Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4017861PMC
March 2014

Association of exhaled carbon monoxide with subclinical cardiovascular disease and their conjoint impact on the incidence of cardiovascular outcomes.

Eur Heart J 2014 Nov 25;35(42):2980-7. Epub 2014 Feb 25.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Framingham Heart Study, Framingham, MA, USA Sections of Preventive Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA Department of Cardiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4271053PMC
November 2014

Genome-wide association analysis of blood-pressure traits in African-ancestry individuals reveals common associated genes in African and non-African populations.

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Nora Franceschini Ervin Fox Zhaogong Zhang Todd L Edwards Michael A Nalls Yun Ju Sung Bamidele O Tayo Yan V Sun Omri Gottesman Adebawole Adeyemo Andrew D Johnson J Hunter Young Ken Rice Qing Duan Fang Chen Yun Li Hua Tang Myriam Fornage Keith L Keene Jeanette S Andrews Jennifer A Smith Jessica D Faul Zhang Guangfa Wei Guo Yu Liu Sarah S Murray Solomon K Musani Sathanur Srinivasan Digna R Velez Edwards Heming Wang Lewis C Becker Pascal Bovet Murielle Bochud Ulrich Broeckel Michel Burnier Cara Carty Daniel I Chasman Georg Ehret Wei-Min Chen Guanjie Chen Wei Chen Jingzhong Ding Albert W Dreisbach Michele K Evans Xiuqing Guo Melissa E Garcia Rich Jensen Margaux F Keller Guillaume Lettre Vaneet Lotay Lisa W Martin Jason H Moore Alanna C Morrison Thomas H Mosley Adesola Ogunniyi Walter Palmas George Papanicolaou Alan Penman Joseph F Polak Paul M Ridker Babatunde Salako Andrew B Singleton Daniel Shriner Kent D Taylor Ramachandran Vasan Kerri Wiggins Scott M Williams Lisa R Yanek Wei Zhao Alan B Zonderman Diane M Becker Gerald Berenson Eric Boerwinkle Erwin Bottinger Mary Cushman Charles Eaton Fredrik Nyberg Gerardo Heiss Joel N Hirschhron Virginia J Howard Konrad J Karczewsk Matthew B Lanktree Kiang Liu Yongmei Liu Ruth Loos Karen Margolis Michael Snyder Bruce M Psaty Nicholas J Schork David R Weir Charles N Rotimi Michele M Sale Tamara Harris Sharon L R Kardia Steven C Hunt Donna Arnett Susan Redline Richard S Cooper Neil J Risch D C Rao Jerome I Rotter Aravinda Chakravarti Alex P Reiner Daniel Levy Brendan J Keating Xiaofeng Zhu

Am J Hum Genet 2013 Sep 22;93(3):545-54. Epub 2013 Aug 22.

Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA.

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September 2013

Progression of carotid intima-media thickness and coronary artery calcium over 6 years in an HIV-infected cohort.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2013 Sep;64(1):51-7

Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA.

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September 2013

Association of resting heart rate with carotid and aortic arterial stiffness: multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.

Hypertension 2013 Sep 8;62(3):477-84. Epub 2013 Jul 8.

Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA.

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September 2013

Relation of leptin to left ventricular hypertrophy (from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis).

Am J Cardiol 2013 Sep 24;112(5):726-30. Epub 2013 May 24.

Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA.

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September 2013

Particulate matter components and subclinical atherosclerosis: common approaches to estimating exposure in a Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis cross-sectional study.

Environ Health 2013 May 3;12:39. Epub 2013 May 3.

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington School of Public Health, 4225 Roosevelt Way NE, #100, Seattle, WA, 98105, USA.

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May 2013

Carotid artery plaque and progression of coronary artery calcium: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.

J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2013 May 21;26(5):548-55. Epub 2013 Mar 21.

Ultrasound Reading Center, Department of Radiology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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May 2013

Competing cardiovascular outcomes associated with subclinical atherosclerosis (from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis).

Am J Cardiol 2013 Jun 15;111(11):1541-6. Epub 2013 Mar 15.

Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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June 2013

Pulse pressure and subclinical cardiovascular disease in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.

Am J Hypertens 2013 May 6;26(5):636-42. Epub 2013 Feb 6.

Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluative Sciences Research, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA.

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May 2013

Loci influencing blood pressure identified using a cardiovascular gene-centric array.

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Hum Mol Genet 2013 Apr 8;22(8):1663-78. Epub 2013 Jan 8.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

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April 2013

Examining the association between salivary cortisol levels and subclinical measures of atherosclerosis: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.

Psychoneuroendocrinology 2013 Jul 10;38(7):1036-46. Epub 2012 Nov 10.

University of Washington, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, Seattle, WA 98102, United States.

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July 2013

Changes in carotid intima-media thickness during the cardiac cycle: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.

J Am Heart Assoc 2012 Aug 24;1(4):e001420. Epub 2012 Aug 24.

Department of Radiology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (J.F.P., A.H.).

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August 2012

Sancta simplicitas!

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Joseph F Polak

J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2012 Oct;25(10):1137-9

Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA.

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October 2012

Measuring carotid intima-media thickness: simple protocols have advantages.

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Joseph F Polak

J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2012 Oct 31;25(10):1131-4. Epub 2012 Jul 31.

Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA.

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October 2012

Variations in common carotid artery intima-media thickness during the cardiac cycle: implications for cardiovascular risk assessment.

J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2012 Sep 20;25(9):1023-8. Epub 2012 Jun 20.

Tufts Medical Center, Department of Radiology, 800 Washington Street, Box 299, Boston, MA 02111, USA.

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September 2012

Coronary artery calcium is associated with degree of stenosis and surface irregularity of carotid artery.

Atherosclerosis 2012 Jul 16;223(1):160-5. Epub 2012 May 16.

Department of Neurology, Soonchunhyang University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

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July 2012

Association of number of live births with left ventricular structure and function. The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).

Am Heart J 2012 Mar;163(3):470-6

Division of Cardiology, Queens Medical Center and John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA.

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March 2012

Measuring carotid artery intima-media thickness: simplicity versus complexity?

J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2012 Jan;25(1):101-4

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January 2012

Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies from the CHARGE consortium identifies common variants associated with carotid intima media thickness and plaque.

Nat Genet 2011 Sep 11;43(10):940-7. Epub 2011 Sep 11.

Cardiovascular Health Research Unit and Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.

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September 2011

Common carotid artery intima-media thickness progression as a predictor of stroke in multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.

Stroke 2011 Nov 1;42(11):3017-21. Epub 2011 Sep 1.

Department of Radiology, # 299, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA.

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November 2011