Journal of the American Heart Association features SWAN Article

Feb 2, 2017 | News

Samar R. El Khoudary, PhD

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:

A link to the press-release by UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences published on 1/30/2017 follows:

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:



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