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  • 1.
    Boman, Kurt
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Davidson, Thomas
    Gustavsson, Mats
    Olofsson, Mona
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Renström, Gun-Britt
    Johansson, Lars
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Telemedicine improves the monitoring process in anticoagulant treatment2012In: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, ISSN 1357-633X, E-ISSN 1758-1109, Vol. 18, no 6, p. 312-316Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We compared the INR (International Normalized Ratio) monitoring process using a telemedicine device with the conventional approach in which blood samples were sent to the hospital for analysis. We conducted a randomized controlled trial. We enrolled 40 patients on chronic warfarin therapy from two primary healthcare centres (PHCs). Half were monitored using the telemedicine device and half were monitored conventionally. Each patient received three INR measurements. The total processing time was measured from blood sampling until warfarin dosing was performed in the anticoagulant clinic. The median total processing time was significantly shorter with telemedicine than usual care (34 vs. 260 min, P < 0.001). This was mainly because sample transport was avoided using the point-of-care device and automatic data transmission. Telemedicine reduced the total processing time for INR monitoring and has the potential to improve the management of patients undergoing anticoagulant treatment at PHCs.

  • 2.
    Boman, Kurt
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Lindmark, K.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine.
    Stalhammar, J.
    Wikstrom, G.
    Bergman, G. J.
    Tornblom, M.
    Costa-Scharplatz, M.
    Wirta, S. Bruce
    Olofsson, Mona
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Costs associated with heart failure with preserved versus reduced ejection fraction: a retrospective population-based cohort study in Sweden2017In: European Journal of Heart Failure, ISSN 1388-9842, E-ISSN 1879-0844, Vol. 19, no Supplement: 1, p. 346-347, article id Meeting Abstract: 1383Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 3.
    Boman, Kurt
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Skellefteå.
    Olofsson, Mona
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Skellefteå.
    Berggren, Peter
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Primary Health Care Center, Storuman.
    Sengupta, Partho P.
    Narula, Jagat
    Robot-Assisted Remote Echocardiographic Examination and Teleconsultation: A Randomized Comparison of Time to Diagnosis With Standard of Care Referral Approach2014In: JACC Cardiovascular Imaging, ISSN 1936-878X, E-ISSN 1876-7591, Vol. 7, no 8, p. 799-803Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The strategy using cardiological consultation in addition to the robot-assisted remote echocardiography at a distance was tested in a prospective, randomized open-Label trial to evaluate its feasibility and to define its clinical value in a rural area. The present study involved 1 primary healthcare center in the north of Sweden, 135 miles from the hospital where the echocardiograms and the cardiology teleconsultation were performed tong distance in real time. Nineteen patients were randomized to remote consultation and imaging, and 19 to the standard of care consultation. The total process time was significantly reduced in the former arm (median 114 days vs. 26.5 days; p < 0.001). The time from randomization until attaining a specialist consultation was also significantly reduced (p < 0.001). The patients satisfaction was reassuring; they considered that the remote consultation strategy offered an increased rapidity of diagnosis and the likelihood of receiving faster management compared with the standard of care at the primary healthcare center. 

  • 4.
    Boman, Kurt
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Olofsson, Mona
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Bergman, Ann-Charlotte R.
    Brännström, Margareta
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Anaemia, but not iron deficiency, is associated with clinical symptoms and quality of life in patients with severe heart failure and palliative home care: a substudy of the PREFER trial2017In: European journal of internal medicine, ISSN 0953-6205, E-ISSN 1879-0828, Vol. 46, p. 35-40Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: To explore the relationships between anaemia or iron deficiency (ID) and symptoms, quality of life (QoL), morbidity, and mortality.

    Methods: A post-hoc, non-prespecified, explorative substudy of the prospective randomized PREFER trial. One centre study of outpatients with severe HF and palliative need managed with advanced home care. Associations between anaemia, ID, and the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS), Euro QoL (EQ-5D), Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questions (KCCQ) were examined only at baseline but at 6months for morbidity and mortality.

    Results: Seventy-two patients (51 males, 21 females), aged 79.2±9.1years. Thirty-nine patients (54%) had anaemia and 34 had ID (47%). Anaemia was correlated to depression (r=0.37; p=0.001), anxiety (r=0.25; p=0.04), and reduced well-being (r=0.26; p=0.03) in the ESAS; mobility (r=0.33; p=0.005), pain/discomfort (r=0.27; p=0.02), and visual analogue scale of health state (r=-0.28; p=0.02) in the EQ-5D; and physical limitation (r=-0.27; p=0.02), symptom stability; (r=-0.43; p<0.001); (r=-0.25; p=0.033), social limitation;(r=-0.26; p=0.03), overall summary score; (r=-0.24, p=0.046) and clinical summary score; (r=-0.27; p=0.02) in the KCCQ. ID did not correlate to any assessment item. Anaemia was univariably associated with any hospitalization (OR: 3.0; CI: 1.05-8.50, p=0.04), but not to mortality. ID was not significantly associated with any hospitalization or mortality.

    Conclusion: Anaemia, but not ID, was associated although weakly with symptoms and QoL in patients with advanced HF and palliative home care.

  • 5.
    Lindmark, K.
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine.
    Boman, Kurt
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Olofsson, Mona
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Wikstrom, G.
    Bergman, G. J.
    Tornblom, M.
    Gullberg, E.
    Johansson, D.
    Schlienger, R.
    Stalhammar, J.
    Epidemiology of heart failure in Sweden: a retrospective population-based cohort study2017In: European Journal of Heart Failure, ISSN 1388-9842, E-ISSN 1879-0844, Vol. 19, p. 364-364Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 6.
    Olofsson, Mona
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Heart failure in elderly with focus on diagnosis and prognosis2015Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Patients older than 75 years with heart failure (HF) are at increased risk for mortality and hospital admissions. Echocardiography and brain natriuretic peptides (BNP, NTproBNP) are important diagnostic tools but sparsely evaluated in elderly PHC patients. Aims: Validate the clinical diagnosis of HF, investigate the types of HF and underlying cardiovascular disorders with focus on sex and age differences. Explore the sensitivity, specificity, negative and positive predictive values (NPV, PPV) of BNP and NT-proBNP in patients with systolic HF. Study the associations of HF or NTproBNP on all-cause and cardiovascular mortality. Study the prognostic value of different biomarkers and HF, on all-cause and cardiovascular hospitalizations. Methods: Patients with suspected HF were recruited from one selected PHC and registered on a prespecified record and referred for an echocardiographic examination and a final cardiologist consultation. Blood samples for natriuretic peptides were stored frozen at – 70° C. Death certificates were used to register all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality. To register hospitalisations, medical records were used and classification was defined according to ICD-10. Results The GPs identified 121 women and 49 men with suspected HF of whom 39% (51 women and 16 men) were above 80 years. Myocardial infarction (OR:4,3 CL: 1,8-10,6) hypertension (OR:3,4 CI:1,6-6,9) atrial fibrillation (OR:2,8 CL:1,0-7,9) predicted a confirmed diagnosis of HF. Confirmed HF was verified in 45% of the patients and was significantly more common in men than women (p=0,02). The best NPV was 88 % for NT-proBNP (200 ng/L) and 87 % for BNP (20 pg/ml). Age and male gender were independently associated with higher levels of NT-proBNP. During the 10-year follow up, 71 out of 144 patients died. In univariate Cox regression analysis, significant associations were found for overall HF (hazard ratio [HR]: 1.86; 95% confidence interval [CI]:1.15- 3.01), isolated systolic HF (HR:1.95; 95% CI:1.06-3.61), and combined (systolic and diastolic) HF (HR:3.28; 95% CI:1.74-6.14) with all-cause mortality, but not for isolated diastolic HF. In multivariable analysis, age (HR: 1.11; 95% CI: 1.06-1.17), kidney dysfunction (HR:1.91; 95% CI:1.11- 3.29), smoking (HR:3.70; 95% CI:2.02-6.77), and NTproBNP (HR:1.01; 95% CI:1.00-1.02), but not any type of HF, significantly predicted all-cause mortality. During ten years, 136 (80%) patients were hospitalised with 660 and 207 for all-cause and cardiovascular hospitalisations, respectively. Age (OR:1.1; 95% CI:1.01-1.15) and underlying heart disease (OR:3.5; 95% CI:1.00-11.89), significantly predicted all-cause hospitalisation. Overall HF (HR:1.8; 95% CI:1.06-2.94) significantly predicted time to first all-cause hospitalisations. For cardiovascular hospitalisations age (OR:1.1;95%CI:1.01-1.12), underlying heart disease (OR:3.4;95%CI:1.04-11.40) and NTproBNP ≥800 ng/L (OR:4,3;95%CI:1.5-12.50) were significant predictors. Conclusion: A confirmed diagnosis of HF was present in 45% of the patients. NPV was high, but not as high as in younger patients with HF. Patients with systolic HF had a higher mortality than patients with diastolic HF compared to patients with no HF. Patients with combined HF were at even higher risk for all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality. Age, kidney dysfunction, NTproBNP and smoking predicted mortality. Age and underlying heart diseases were predictors for all-cause hospitalisations and together with NTproBNP they also predicted cardiovascular hospitalisations.

  • 7.
    Olofsson, Mona
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Skellefteå Hospital, Skellefteå, Sweden.
    Boman, Kurt
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Skellefteå Hospital, Skellefteå, Sweden.
    Impact on mortality of systolic and/or diastolic heart failure in the elderly: 10 Years of follow up2015In: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics, ISSN 2210-8335, Vol. 6, no 1, p. 20-26Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background/purpose: There is a lack of long-term follow-up studies for elderly patients with heart failure (HF) in primary health care. There is conflicting information on prognostic differences between systolic or diastolic HF in elderly patients. Our aims were, first, to study the association between overall HF or types of HF and all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, and second, to explore the impact of N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide (NTproBNP) and comorbidities. Methods: A longitudinal, prognostic, observational primary health care study with 10 years of follow-up comparing an elderly patient population with HF (systolic and/or diastolic HF) to patients without HF was conducted. HF was diagnosed with echocardiography according to the European Society of Cardi- ology guidelines. Results: Seventy-seven of 144 patients (102 women and 42 men; mean age, 77 years) had systolic and/or diastolic HF and were compared with 67 patients without HF (Reference group). During the 10-year follow-up, 71 (49%) patients died (women, 68%; men, 32%). In univariate Cox regression analysis, sig- nificant associations were found for overall HF [hazard ratio (HR), 1.86; 95% confidence interval (CI), 1.15 e3.01], isolated systolic HF (HR, 1.95; 95% CI, 1.06e3.61), and combined (systolic and diastolic) HF (HR, 3.28; 95% CI, 1.74e6.14) with all-cause mortality, but not for isolated diastolic HF. Similar results were found for cardiovascular mortality. In multivariate analysis, age (HR, 1.11; 95% CI, 1.06e1.17), kidney dysfunction (HR, 1.91; 95% CI, 1.11e3.29), smoking (HR, 3.70; 95% CI, 2.02e6.77), and NTproBNP (HR, 1.01; 95% CI, 1.00e1.02) significantly predicted all-cause mortality, but not any type of HF. Conclusion: Patients diagnosed with systolic HF had a worse prognosis for mortality compared to the reference group, but in patients with diastolic HF the prognosis for mortality was similar with that in the reference group. NTproBNP was a valuable prognostic factor in elderly patients. Emphasis should be 1. Introduction In the elderly population (>75 years), the prevalence of heart failure (HF) is about 10%.1 The prognosis for patients with HF is poor, comparable to a diagnosis of cancer.2 Severe systolic HF has the most serious prognosis,3 but whether diastolic HF has the same ominous prognosis as systolic HF in both younger and elderly pa- tients is a matter of debate.3e5 Elderly patients, especially females, are known to more often have diastolic HF than younger patients.

  • 8.
    Olofsson, Mona
    et al.
    Department of Medicine, Skellefteå County Hospital, Skellefteå.
    Boman, Kurt
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Department of Medicine, Skellefteå County Hospital, Skellefteå.
    Usefulness of natriuretic peptides in primary health care: an exploratory study in elderly patients2010In: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, ISSN 0281-3432, E-ISSN 1502-7724, Vol. 28, no 1, p. 29-35Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective. To explore the negative predictive value (NPV), positive predictive value (PPV), sensitivity, and specificity of natriuretic peptides, cut-off levels, and the impact of gender and age in elderly patients with systolic heart failure (HF). Design. Cross-sectional exploratory study. Setting. One primary healthcare centre. Patients. A total of 109 patients with symptoms of HF were referred for echocardiographic examination with a cardiovascular consultation. Systolic HF was diagnosed (ESC guidelines) in 48 patients (46% men, 54% women, mean age 79 years) while 61 patients (21% men, 79% women, mean age 76 years) had no HF. Main outcome measures. NPV, PPV, sensitivity, specificity, and cut-off levels. Results. Including all 109 patients, NPV was 88% for NT-proBNP (200 ng/L) and 87% for BNP (20 pg/ml). PPV was 81% for NT-proBNP (500 ng/L) and 68% for BNP (50 pg/ml). Sensitivity was 96% for NT-proBNP (100 ng/L) and 96% for BNP (10-20 pg/ml). Specificity was 87% for NT-proBNP (500 ng/L) and 71% for BNP (50 pg/ml). Nt-proBNP (beta = 0.035; p < 0.001) and BNP (beta = 0.030; p < 0.001) were associated with age, but not with gender. In a multivariate analysis age (beta = 0.036; p < 0.001) and male gender (beta = 0.270; p = 0.014) were associated with NT-proBNP, but only age for BNP (beta = 0.030; p < 0.001). Conclusion. Natriuretic peptides in an elderly population showed high NPVs, but not as high as in younger patients with HF in other studies. Age and male gender were associated with higher levels of NT-proBNP while only age was related to elevated BNP levels.

  • 9.
    Olofsson, Mona
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Boman, Kurt
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Lindmark, K.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine.
    Wikstrom, G.
    Bergman, G. J.
    Tornblom, M.
    Proenca, C. C.
    Balas, B.
    Calado, F.
    Stalhammar, J.
    A description of characteristics of very elderly patients newly diagnosed with heart failure: a retrospective population-based cohort study in Sweden2017In: European Journal of Heart Failure, ISSN 1388-9842, E-ISSN 1879-0844, Vol. 19, no Supplement: 1, p. 362-362, article id Meeting Abstract: 1519Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 10.
    Olofsson, Mona
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Department of Medicine, Skellefteå County Hospital.
    Edebro, Dan
    Heimdall Vårdcentral, Skellefteå.
    Boman, Kurt
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Department of Medicine, Skellefteå County Hospital; HeartNet, Skeria.
    Are elderly patients with suspected HF misdiagnosed?: a primary health care center study2007In: Cardiology, ISSN 0008-6312, E-ISSN 1421-9751, Vol. 107, no 4, p. 226-32Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Few studies are published on heart failure patients in primary health care, in elderly in advanced age. Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the accuracy of the diagnosis of heart failure in all men and women with focus on age and gender. Methods: The patients were recruited from one selected primary health care in the city of Skellefteå, Sweden. The general practitioners included all patients who had symptoms and signs indicating heart failure. The patients were then referred for an echocardiographic examination and a final cardiology consultation. Results: The general practitioners identified 121 women and 49 men with suspected heart failure of whom 39% (51 women and 16 men) were above 80 years. Women were significantly older than men (mean age 78 and 75 years, respectively, p = 0.03). The main symptom was dyspnoea (80%). Confirmed heart failure was verified in 45% of the patients and was significantly more common in men than women (p = 0.02). Of all men and women above 80 years, 75% and 22%, respectively (p = 0.01) had a verified systolic heart failure, while there were no significant gender differences in patients younger than 80. In a multivariate regression analysis taking gender, age, smoking, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, angina, myocardial infarction and diabetes into account, myocardial infarction (OR = 4.3, CL = 1.8–10.6) hypertension (OR = 3.4, CI = 1.6–6.9) atrial fibrillation (OR = 2.8, CL = 1.0–7.9) remained significantly predictive of a confirmed diagnosis of heart failure. Conclusion: This study showed the difficulty of diagnosing heart failure accurately based only on clinical symptoms, especially in women above 80 years.

  • 11.
    Olofsson, Mona
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Froest, F. Thormark
    Bergman, A-C
    Larbool, A.
    Boman, Kurt
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    ST2 is an independent predictor of all-cause mortality in elderly patients2016In: European Journal of Heart Failure, ISSN 1388-9842, E-ISSN 1879-0844, Vol. 18, p. 105-105Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Olofsson, Mona
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Research unit, Department of Medicine, Skellefteå.
    Jansson, Jan-Håkan
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Research unit, Department of Medicine, Skellefteå.
    Boman, Kurt
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Research unit, Department of Medicine, Skellefteå.
    Predictors for hospitalizations in elderly patients with clinical symptoms of heart failure: a 10-year observational primary health care study2016In: Journal of clinical gerontology & geriatrics, ISSN 2210-8335, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 53-59Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background/Purpose: Heart failure (HF) is the most common cause of hospitalization at medical clinics for patients older than 65 years. Purpose: To study the prognostic value of biomarkers, comorbidities, and verified HF diagnosis for all-cause and cardiovascular hospitalizations. Methods: Between 2000 and 2003, 170 patients with HF symptoms according to their general practitioners were recruited and referred for echocardiography, biomarker measures and a final cardiology consultation. HF diagnosis was based on the general practitioner's prespecified HF record, echocardiography, and hospital records. Records from the departments of medicine and surgery were used to identify hospitalizations. This is a 10-year longitudinal observational primary healthcare center study. Results: During 10 years, 136 (80%) patients had 660 and 207 all-cause and cardiovascular hospitalizations, respectively. In multivariable logistic regression, age [ odds ratio (OR) = 1.1, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.01-1.15] and underlying heart disease (OR = 3.5, 95% CI = 1.00-11.89) significantly predicted all-cause hospitalization. Age (OR = 1.1, 95% CI = 1.01-1.12), underlying heart disease (OR = 3.4, 95% CI = 1.041-1.40), and N-terminal of prohormone brain natriuretic peptide >= 800 ng/L (OR = 4.3, 95% CI = 1.5-12.50) significantly predicted cardiovascular hospitalizations. In Cox regression analysis, overall HF (HR = 1.8, 95% CI = 1.06-2.94) significantly predicted time to first all-cause hospitalizations while no variable independently predicted time to first cardiovascular hospitalization. Conclusion: In patients with HF symptoms managed in primary healthcare, age, and underlying heart diseases predicted all-cause hospitalizations. N-terminal of prohormone brain natriuretic peptide added independent prognostic information for cardiovascular hospitalizations.

  • 13.
    Rautio, Aslak
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Department of Medicine, Sunderby Hospital, Luleå, Sweden.
    Boman, Kurt
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Research Unit, Skellefteå Hospital, Skellefteå, Sweden.
    Gerstein, Hertzel C
    The Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
    Hernestål-Boman, Jenny
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Research Unit, Skellefteå Hospital, Skellefteå, Sweden.
    Lee, Shun Fu
    The Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
    Olofsson, Mona
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Garcia Mellbin, Linda
    Cardiology Unit, Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden .
    The effect of basal insulin glargine on the fibrinolytic system and von Willebrand factor in people with dysglycaemia and high risk for cardiovascular events: Swedish substudy of the Outcome Reduction with an Initial Glargine Intervention trial2017In: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research, ISSN 1479-1641, E-ISSN 1752-8984, Vol. 14, no 4, p. 345-352Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction: Fibrinolytic factors, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1, tissue plasminogen activator, tissue plasminogen activator/plasminogen activator-complex and the haemostatic factor von Willebrand factor are known markers of cardiovascular disease. Their plasma levels are adversely affected in patients with dysglycaemia, and glucose normalization with insulin glargine might improve the levels of these factors. Methods: Prespecified Swedish substudy of the Outcome Reduction with an Initial Glargine Intervention trial (ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT00069784). Tissue plasminogen activator activity, tissue plasminogen activator antigen, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 antigen, tissue plasminogen activator/plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 complex and von Willebrand factor were analysed at study start, after 2 years and at the end of the study (median follow-up of 6.2 years). Results: Of 129 patients (mean age of 64 ± 7 years, females: 19%), 68 (53%) and 61 (47%) were randomized to the insulin glargine and standard care group, respectively. Allocation to insulin glargine did not significantly affect the studied fibrinolytic markers or von Willebrand factor compared to standard care. Likewise, there were no significant differences in plasminogen activator inhibitor-1, tissue plasminogen activator antigen and von Willebrand factor. During the whole study period, the within-group analysis revealed a curvilinear pattern and significant changes for tissue plasminogen activator/plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 complex, tissue plasminogen activator antigen and von Willebrand factor in the insulin glargine but not in the standard care group. Conclusion: In people with dysglycaemia and other cardiovascular risk factors, basal insulin does not improve the levels of markers of fibrinolysis or von Willebrand factor compared to standard glucose-lowering treatments.

  • 14. Stalhammar, J.
    et al.
    Boman, Kurt
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Olofsson, Mona
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Lindmark, Krister
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine.
    Lahoz, R.
    Corda, S.
    Wintzell, V.
    Linder, R.
    Gondos, A.
    Wikstrom, G.
    A description of unselected patients with heart failure: a swedish population-based study2016In: European Journal of Heart Failure, ISSN 1388-9842, E-ISSN 1879-0844, Vol. 18, p. 195-195Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 15. Stalhammar, J.
    et al.
    Boman, Kurt
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Olofsson, Mona
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Lindmark, Krister
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine.
    Lahoz, R.
    Corda, S.
    Wintzell, V.
    Linder, R.
    Gondos, A.
    Wikstrom, G.
    Recent trends in diagnostic work-up among unselected patients newly diagnosed with heart failure: a Swedish population-based study2016In: European Journal of Heart Failure, ISSN 1388-9842, E-ISSN 1879-0844, Vol. 18, p. 54-55Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 16. Stalhammar, J.
    et al.
    Boman, Kurt
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Olofsson, Mona
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Wikstrom, G.
    Bergman, G. J.
    Tornblom, M.
    Wintzell, V.
    Wirta, S. Bruce
    Proenca, C. C.
    Schlienger, R.
    Lindmark, K.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine.
    Management of patients with heart failure with preserved versus reduced ejection fraction: a retrospective population-based cohort study in Sweden2017In: European Journal of Heart Failure, ISSN 1388-9842, E-ISSN 1879-0844, Vol. 19, no Suppl: 1, p. 54-55Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 17. Thormark-Frost, F. Finn
    et al.
    Olofsson, Mona
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Bergman, A-C
    Larbol, A.
    Boman, Kurt
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    ST2 is an independent predictor of all- cause hospitalization in elderly patients2016In: European Journal of Heart Failure, ISSN 1388-9842, E-ISSN 1879-0844, Vol. 18, p. 103-103Article in journal (Other academic)
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