Journal of the American Heart Association features SWAN Article

The Journal of the AHA recently published  the paper titled ‘Postmenopausal Women With Greater Paracardial Fat Have More Coronary Artery Calcification Than Premenopausal Women: The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) Cardiovascular Fat Ancillary Study’ that associates fat around the heart and a higher risk of heart disease in postmenopausal women.  Congratulations to SWAN authors: Samar El Khoudary (pictured), Imke Janssen, Susan A. Everson-Rose, Lynda H. Powell, and Karen A. Matthews.

Click on the following link to see the JAHA article: http://jaha.ahajournals.org/content/6/2/e004545.long

A link to the press-release by UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences published on 1/30/2017 follows:  http://www.upmc.com/media/NewsReleases/2017/Pages/heart-fat.aspx

The paper has also been featured in the WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh’s ABC affiliate on 1/30/2017 and in several health media sites including Healthday: https://consumer.healthday.com/circulatory-system-information-7/coronary-and-artery-news-356/fat-near-the-heart-a-hazard-for-postmenopausal-women-719197.html