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Wendy S. Post, MD, MS

Wendy S. Post, MD, MS
Post, Wendy S., MD, MS

Wendy S. Post, MD, MS is a Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine. She is also a Professor of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Additionally she is part of the associate faculty at the Welch Center for Prevention and Clinical Research and Epidemiology divisions of Johns Hopkins University.

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Landmark Articles

Ten-year trends in coronary calcification in individuals without clinical cardiovascular disease in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.

By: Bild DE, McClelland R, Kaufman JD, Blumenthal R, Burke GL, Carr JJ, Post WS, Register TC, Shea S, Szklo M.

Researchers reported a significant secular trend toward increased prevalence of CAC over 10 years among African-Americans and no change in three other ethnic groups..

Associations between HIV infection and subclinical coronary atherosclerosis.

By: Post WS, Budoff M, Kingsley L, Palella FJ Jr, Witt MD, Li X, George RT, Brown TT, Jacobson LP.
Coronary artery plaque, especially noncalcified plaque, is more prevalent and extensive in HIV-infected men, independent of CAD risk factors.

Lower adiponectin is associated with subclinical cardiovascular disease among HIV-infected men.

By: Ketlogetswe KS, Post WS, Li X, Palella FJ Jr, Jacobson LP, Margolick JB, Kingsley LA, Witt MD, Dobs AS, Budoff MJ, Brown TT.
Adiponectin levels were lower in HIV-infected men and related to the severity of subclinical atherosclerosis, independent of traditional CVD risk factors.
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Determinants of intrathoracic adipose tissue volume and associations with cardiovascular disease risk factors in Amish.

By: Liu X, Post WS, McLenithan J, Terrin M, Magder L, Zeb I, Budoff M, Mitchell BD.
These data do not provide support for a significant role for intrathoracic fat in the development of CAC.
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Whole-exome sequencing identifies rare and low-frequency coding variants associated with LDL cholesterol.

By: Lange LA, Hu Y, Zhang H, Xue C, Schmidt EM, Tang ZZ, Bizon C, Lange EM, Smith JD... Turner O‘Donnell CJ, Post WS, et al.
This large, whole-exome-sequencing study for LDL-C identified a gene not known to be implicated in LDL-C and provides unique insight into the design and analysis of similar experiments.

Reproducibility of measurements by multi-detector computed tomography: Intra- and inter-reader measures for epicardial and intra-thoracic adipose tissue.

By: Rezaeian P, Razipour A, Li D, Zeb I, Baskett M, Post WS, Budoff MJ.

Long-term predictive value of the Framingham Risk Score for Stroke in HIV-positive vs HIV-negative men.

By: Mateen FJ, Post WS, Sacktor N, Abraham AG, Becker JT, Smith BR, Detels R, Martin E, Phair JP, Shinohara RT; Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) Investigators.

The Framingham Risk Score for Stroke prediction was systematically different in HIV+ vs. HIV- men with stroke events, while the score underestimates the long-term risk of stroke in HIV+ men.

No association of 9p21 with arterial elasticity and retinal microvascular findings.

By: Folsom AR, Pankow JS, Li X, Duprez DA, Jacobs DR Jr, Klein R, Klein B, Tang W, Wong TY, Cotch MF, Taylor KD, Rich SS, Hall JL, Post WS, Rotter JI.
This study does not support an association of 9p21 variation with arterial elasticity or retinal microvascular abnormalities.

Blood pressure and chronic kidney disease progression in a multi-racial cohort: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.

By: Bloomfield GS, Yi SS, Astor BC, Kramer H, Shea S, Shlipak MG, Post WS.
This study concluded that, with the inclusion of cystatin C in the estimated glomerular filtration rate assessment, hypertension was an important predictor of chronic kidney disease progression in a multi-ethnic cohort with stage 3 of the disease.

Computed tomography-derived cardiovascular risk markers, incident cardiovascular events, and all-cause mortality in nondiabetics: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.

By: Yeboah J, Carr JJ, Terry JG, Ding J, Zeb I, Liu S, Nasir K, Post W, Blumenthal RS, Budoff MJ.
This study reveals that the addition of coronary artery calcium to the Framingham risk score provides superior discrimination, especially in intermediate-risk individuals, compared with the addition of several computed tomography risk markers.