5051.0 Cardiovascular Disease

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
New findings in the area of cardiovascular epidemiology will be discussed. Topics include nutritional and socioeconomic risk factors as well as the role of co-morbidities.
Session Objectives: Evaluate the association between suboptimal serum vitamin D and the risk of high pulse pressure Evaluate the impact of atrial fibrillation and clinically important comorbidities on the risk of cardiovascular hospitalization Assess the risk and burden of heart disease and ischemic heart disease mortality associated with smoking among younger adults Describe the associations of socioeconomic status with CVD risk profile and of favorable CVD risk profile with hs-CRP levels. Identify sociodemographic and clinical factors associated with the probability of transitioning from unaware to aware, from aware to treated, and from treated to controlled among hypertensive in Latin America.

Introductory Remarks
Vitamin D deficiency, insufficiency and pulse pressure
Xuefeng Liu, PhD, Kesheng Wang and Dennis Tsilimingras, MD, MPH
Impact of comorbidities on risk of cardiovascular hospitalization and all-cause mortality among patients with and without atrial fibrillation in an integrated health system
Mary Prince Panaccio, PhD, MS, Gordon Cummins, MS, Charles Wentworth, MS, Stephan Lanes, PhD, MPH, Matthew Reynolds, PhD, Shannon L. Michels, MSPH, Raymond Miao, MS and Andrew Koren, MD
Smoking related heart disease mortality at ages 18-44 years in a recent representative US sample
Rumana Khan, PhD Candidate, Bruce Leistikow, MD, MS, Christine Stewart, PhD and Danielle Harvey, PhD
Prevalence and determinants of hypertension awareness, treatment, and control in Latin America
Lina Vera-Cala, MD, MSc, PhD candidate, Leonelo Bautista, MD, MPH, Dr PH, Juan Pablo Casas, MD, PhD, Jaime Miranda, MD, MSc, PhD and Laso Investigators, MD
Concluding Remarks

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Men's Health Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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