The European Heart Journal: “Long-term blood pressure trajectories and incident atrial fibrillation in women and men: the Tromsø Study”

Network members Ekaterina Sharashova, Maja-Lisa Løchen, Bente Morseth and Jocasta Ball recently published the article «Long-term blood pressure trajectories and incident atrial fibrillation in women and men: the Tromsø Study» in the European Heart Journal. The work is a result of a 1 million NOK grant that Maja-Lisa Løchen and Ekaterina Sharashova was awarded from the Norwegian Health Association’s board in Troms County (Nasjonalforeningen for folkehelsen i Troms) in 2016 to study atrial fibrillation. The findings demonstrate that long-term individual blood pressure patterns reflect cumulative exposure to the risk factors and are associated with differential risk of incident atrial fibrillation in women and men. Of note, the associations are stronger in women. An abstract based on the research results was chosen “for its outstanding quality” and presented in an Advances in Science Session, ESC Congress 2018 as an oral presentation. The article can be found here.



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