Prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Description of research

Research project titles

  1. HARMONICA (Harjavalta Risk Monitoring for Cardiovascular Disease)
    The aim is to investigate the traditional and psychosocial risk factors of cardiovascular disease, their prevalence and impact on public health.
  2. PORTAAt (Pori to Aid Against Threats)
    The aim is to find easily measured risk stratification methods for primary care, and to find ways to improve the quality of life of the patients.

Members of the research group

Tellervo Seppälä, MD
Arto Heikkilä, MD
Kari Syvänen, MD, PhD
Otto Ettala, MD, PhD
Pertti Aarnio, MD, PhD
Veera Veromaa, MD
Elina Bergman, MD
Tiina Vuorio, MD
Simo Rehunen, MD

Selected publications

Korhonen P, Kivelä S-L, Järvenpää S, Kautiainen H, Kantola I. Health-related quality of life and awareness of hypertension. Journal of Hypertension 2011; 29:2070-2074.
Korhonen P, Kivelä S-L, Aarnio P, Kautiainen H, Järvenpää S, Kantola I. Estimating Glomerular Filtration Rate in Hypertensive Subjects: Comparison of the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) and Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) Study Equations. Annals of Medicine 2012; 44(5); 487-493.
Korhonen P, Vesalainen R, Aarnio P, Kautiainen H, Järvenpää S, Kantola I. Assessment of cardiovascular risk in primary health care. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care 2012; 30(2):101-106.
Korhonen PE, Kautiainen H, Järvenpää S, Kantola I. Target organ damage and cardiovascular risk factors among subjects with previously unknown hypertension. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology 2014; 21(8): 980-988.
Korhonen PE, Ettala O, Kautiainen H, Kantola I. Factors modifying the effect of blood pressure on erectile function Journal of Hypertension 2015; 33(5):975-980.

 Professor Päivi E. Korhonen

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