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The prognostic value of exercise capacity in patients with coronary artery disease: The FIT Project.
By: Hung RK, Al-Mallah MH, McEvoy JW, Whelton SP, Blumenthal RS, Nasir K, Schairer JR, Brawner C, Alam M, Keteyian SJ, Blaha MJ.
Exercise capacity was a strong predictor of morbidity and mortality in patients with coronary artery disease. Patients with similar exercise capacities had equivalent mortality risk, irrespective of baseline revascularization status.
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Association of coronary artery calcium and coronary heart disease events in young and elderly participants in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis: A secondary analysis of a prospective, population-based cohort.
By: Tota-Maharaj R, Blaha MJ, Blankstein R, Silverman M, Eng J, Shaw LJ, Blumenthal RS, Budoff MJ, Nasir K.
The potent predictive value of coronary artery calcium burden applies to middle-aged as well as older adults.
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Ethnic and sex differences in fatty liver on cardiac computed tomography: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.
By: Tota-Maharaj R, Blaha MJ, Zeb I, Katz R, Blankstein R, Blumenthal RS, Budoff MJ, Nasir K.
African-Americans have a lower prevalence, and Hispanics have a higher prevalence, of fatty liver than do other ethnicities. There are distinct ethnic variations in the prevalence of fatty liver even in patients with the metabolic syndrome or obesity, suggesting that genetic factors may play a substantial role in the phenotypic expression of fatty liver.
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Statins and cognition: a systematic review and meta-analysis of short- and long-term cognitive effects.
By: Swiger KJ, Manalac RJ, Blumenthal RS, Blaha MJ, Martin SS.
In this study of patients without baseline cognitive dysfunction, short-term data are most compatible with no adverse effect of statins on cognition, and long-term data supports a beneficial role for statins in the prevention of dementia.
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Statins and cognition; a systematic review and meta-analysis of short- and long-term cognitive effects.
By: Swiger KJ, Manolac RJ, Blumenthal RS, Blaha MJ, Martin SS.

In patients without baseline cognitive dysfunction, short-term data are most compatible with no adverse effect of statins on cognition, while long-term data appear to support a beneficial role in the prevention of dementia.

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