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Erin Michos, MD, MHS

Erin Michos, MD, MHS
Michos, Erin, MD, MHS

Erin Michos, MD, MHS, is the Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology and an Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr Michos is also Associate Professor of Epidemiology and an Associate Faculty of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research.

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Very large database of lipids: rationale and design.

By: Martin SS, Blaha MJ, Toth PP, Joshi PH, McEvoy JW, Ahmed HM, Elshazly MB, Swiger KJ, Michos ED, Kwiterovich PO, Kulkarni KR, Chimera J, Cannon CP, Blumenthal RS, Jones SR.
The Very Large Database of Lipids database is an ongoing protocol that harnesses de-identified data from the daily operations of a commercial lipid laboratory and provides an opportunity for collaboration and new knowledge generation through careful examination of granular lipid data on a large scale.

The role of echocardiography for cardiovascular risk assessment of the asymptomatic individual.

25-Hydroxyvitamin D and parathyroid hormone are not associated with carotid intima-media thickness or plaque in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.

By: Blondon M, Sachs M, Hoofnagle AN, Ix JH, Michos ED, Korcarz C, Gepner AD, Siscovick DS, Kaufman JD, Stein JH, Kestenbaum B, de Boer IH.
This study shows that the consistent lack of association of vitamin D and parathyroid hormone with carotid intima-media thickness and plaque suggests that these hormones may influence cardiovascular risk through pathways not reflected by carotid atherosclerosis.

Impaired left ventricular filling in COPD and emphysema: Is it the heart or the lungs?: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) COPD Study.

By: Smith BM, Prince MR, Hoffman EA, Bluemke DA, Liu CY, Rabinowitz D, Hueper K, Parikh M, Gomes AS, Michos ED, Lima J, Barr RG.

These findings support a mechanism of upstream pulmonary causes of underfilling of the left ventricle in COPD and in patients with emphysema on computed tomography.

Pulmonary hyperinflation and left ventricular mass: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis COPD Study.

By: Smith BM, Kawut SM, Bluemke DA, Basner RC, Gomes AS, Hoffman E, Kalhan R, Lima JA, Liu CY, Michos ED, Prince MR, Rabbani L, Rabinowitz D, Shimbo D, Shea S, Barr RG.
Pulmonary hyperinflation, as measured by residual lung volume or residual lung volume to total lung capacity ratio, is associated with greater left ventricular mass, an important predictor of heart failure and cardiovascular mortality.

Impact of fitness versus obesity on routinely measured cardiometabolic risk in young, healthy adults.

By: Vranian MN, Keenan T, Blaha MJ, Silverman MG, Michos ED, Minder CM, Blumenthal RS, Nasir K, Meneghelo RS, Santos RD.
Although fitness and obesity are independently associated with cardiometabolic risk, and their effects are additive, obesity is more strongly associated with this risk when fitness and obesity are discordant. These findings underscore the need for weight loss in obese patients and suggest an unmeasured benefit of fitness.

Vitamin D, calcium, and atherosclerotic risk: evidence from serum levels and supplementation studies.

By: Lutsey PL, Michos ED.
This review summarizes evidence of the relationship between vitamin D, calcium supplements, and cardiovascular disease, and comments on the recent Institute of Medicine recommendations regarding use of these nutrients.

C-reactive protein level and the incidence of eligibility for statin therapy: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.

By: Mann DM, Shimbo D, Cushman M, Lakoski S, Greenland P, Blumenthal RS, Michos ED, Lloyd-Jones DM, Muntner P.
Findings from this study suggest that many patients with an elevated hsCRP level may not receive the benefits of statins if hsCRP is not incorporated into the NCEP screening strategy.

Association of sex hormones and sex hormone-binding globulin with depressive symptoms in postmenopausal women: the Multi-ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.

By: Colangelo LA, Craft LL, Ouyang P, Liu K, Schreiner PJ, Michos ED, Gapstur SM.
In early postmenopausal women, sex hormones were associated with incident depressive symptoms.

Waiting for the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel IV Guidelines, and in the Meantime, Some Challenges and Recommendations.

By: Martin SS, Metkus TS, Horne A, Blaha MJ, Hasan R, Campbell CY, Yousuf O, Joshi P, Kaul S, Miller M, Michos ED, Jones SR, Gluckman TJ, Cannon CP, Sperling LS, Blumenthal RS.
The National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel (ATP) has provided education and guidance for decades on the management of hypercholesterolemia. Its third report (ATP III) was published 10 years ago, with a white paper update in 2004. There is a need for translation of more recent evidence into a revised guideline. To help address the significant challenges facing the ATP IV writing group, this statement aims to increase the likelihood of implementation in clinical practice by offering solutions that translate the totality of published reports into enhanced hyperlipidemia guidelines to better combat the devastating impact of hyperlipidemia on cardiovascular health.