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Published Research


  • Combined Association of Lipids and Blood Pressure in Relation to Incident Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly: The Cardiovascular Health Study (abstract)
  • Myeloperoxidase, subclinical atherosclerosis, and cardiovascular disease events. (abstract)
  • Association of FVC and total mortality in US adults with metabolic syndrome and diabetes (abstract)
  • Cardiovascular comorbidities and blood pressure control in stroke survivors (abstract)
  • Thoracic aortic calcium versus coronary artery calcium for the prediction of coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease events (abstract)
  • Single versus combined blood pressure components and risk for cardiovascular disease: the Framingham Heart Study (abstract)


  • Association of C-reactive protein with reduced forced vital capacity in a nonsmoking U.S. population with metabolic syndrome and diabetes (abstract)
  • Prevalence and extent of dyslipidemia and recommended lipid levels in US adults with and without cardiovascular comorbidities: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2004 (abstract)
  • Global coronary heart disease risk assessment of individuals with the metabolic syndrome in the U.S. (abstract)
  • Coronary calcium as a predictor of coronary events in four racial or ethnic groups (abstract)


  • Inadequate control of hypertension in US adults with cardiovascular disease comorbidities in 2003-2004 (abstract)
  • Undertreatment of cardiovascular risk factors among persons with diabetes in the United States (abstract)


  • Prevalence, treatment, and control of combined hypertension and hypercholesterolemia in the United States (abstract)


  • Metabolic syndrome and diabetes are associated with an increased likelihood of inducible myocardial ischemia among patients with subclinical atherosclerosis (abstract)
  • Cardiovascular disease in U.S. patients with metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and elevated C-reactive protein (abstract)
  • Predictors of new-onset diastolic and systolic hypertension: the Framingham Heart Study (abstract)


  • Impact of the metabolic syndrome on mortality from coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease, and all causes in United States adults (abstract)
  • Relation of coronary calcium progression and control of lipids according to National Cholesterol Education Program guidelines (abstract)
  • Impact of the Metabolic Syndrome on Mortality From Coronary Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, and All Causes in United States Adults (abstract)


  • Preventing heart disease by controlling hypertension: impact of hypertensive subtype, stage, age, and sex (abstract)
  • Preventing coronary events by optimal control of blood pressure and lipids in patients with the metabolic syndrome (abstract)
  • The metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and subclinical atherosclerosis assessed by coronary calcium (abstract)
  • Relation of thoracic aortic and aortic valve calcium to coronary artery calcium and risk assessment (abstract)
  • Coronary Artery Calcium and Computed Tomography (abstract)
  • Framingham Heart Study, Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS), Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA), National Health and Examination Survey (NHANES), and Other Population based studies (abstract)


  • More than 40% of men and 30% of women under age 60 have evidence of "hardening of the arteries" as evidenced by coronary artery calcium. This rises to more than 80% of men and 60% of women after the age of 60 (abstract)


  • Children who watch 2-4 hours of television are twice as likely, and those watching more than 4 hours of television four times as likely as those watching less than 2 hours of television daily to have cholesterol levels exceeding 200 mg/dl (abstract)


  • High cholesterol remains an important risk factor after heart attack, including among individuals over the age of 65 (abstract)
  • Nearly half of multi-ethnic Southern California youth have cholesterol levels exceeding the upper cutoff of normal for children and adolescents of 170 mg/dl (abstract)