Medical Expert - Elsayed Z Soliman, MD

Area of Expertise: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Expertise: Epidemiology and Prevention
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Soliman, Elsayed

Elsayed Z Soliman, MD

Director, Epidemiological Cardiology Research Center (EPICARE)

Soliman is nationally known for his work on population electrocardiography (ECG) and cardiac rhythm disorders. He is currently the Principal Investigator for the ECG Reading Centers of 15 NIH-funded studies including SPRINT, MESA, JHS, ARIC, HCHS-SOL, CRIC, ACCORDION, EDIC, INSIGHT/START, LOOKAHEAD, and several others. His research interests range from improving the current methods of recording ECG in population studies to developing new applications for the ECG data. This included inventing a new ECG cable, developing a new method for quality control of ECG recording in population studies, and establishing several new ECG predictors for sudden cardiac death, coronary heart disease, stroke and atrial fibrillation.


Cardiovascular, Epidemiology


Women and African-Americans at Higher Risk of Heart Attack from Atrial Fibrillation than Men and Whites
Doctors have known for years that atrial fibrillation (AF), or irregular heartbeat, increases the risk for stroke, but now researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have shown that it also increases the risk for heart attack. In fact, for women and African Americans, it more than doubles the risk.
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