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Elsayed Zohair Soliman, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Elsayed Zohair Soliman, M.D.

Director, Public Health Sciences-Epicare
Professor,
Cardiovascular Sciences Ctr

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-8632 | Department: 336-716-2011

Email: esoliman@wakehealth.edu

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Additional Languages

Arabic

Education & Training

  • M.B.,B.Ch., Cairo University Medical School-Egypt, 1990
  • M.Sc., Free Standing Institution-Egypt, 1997
  • M.S., WFU School of Medicine, 2008

Memberships

  • World Medical Assn
  • American College of Cardiology
  • Am Heart Association
  • Int'L Soc For Computerized Ele
Elsayed Zohair Soliman, M.D.

Elsayed Zohair Soliman, M.D.

Director, Public Health Sciences-Epicare
Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention
Cardiovascular Sciences Ctr

Research Interests

Electrocardiography; Atrial Fibrillation; Stroke; Risk Assessment; Heart Conduction System
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-8632 | Department: 336-716-2011

Email: esoliman@wakehealth.edu

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Recent Publications

Large-scale pharmacogenomic study of sulfonylureas and the QT, JT and QRS intervals: CHARGE Pharmacogenomics Working Group. Floyd JS, Sitlani CM, Avery CL, Noordam R, Li X, Smith AV, Gogarten SM, Li J, Broer L, Evans DS, Trompet S, Brody JA, Stewart JD, Eicher JD, Seyerle AA, Roach J, Lange LA, Lin HJ, Kors JA, Harris TB, Li-Gao R, Sattar N, Cummings SR, Wiggins KL,.. Pharmacogenomics J. 2018;18(1):127-135.

Mitral annular calcification progression and the risk of atrial fibrillation: results from MESA. O'Neal WT, Efird JT, Nazarian S, Alonso A, Michos ED, Szklo M, Heckbert SR, Soliman EZ.. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018;19(3):279-284.

The association of QT interval components with atrial fibrillation. Patel N, O'Neal WT, Whalen SP, Soliman EZ.. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2018;23(2):e12467.

Pharmacogenomics study of thiazide diuretics and QT interval in multi-ethnic populations: the cohorts for heart and aging research in genomic epidemiology. Seyerle AA, Sitlani CM, Noordam R, Gogarten SM, Li J, Li X, Evans DS, Sun F, Laaksonen MA, Isaacs A, Kristiansson K, Highland HM, Stewart JD, Harris TB, Trompet S, Bis JC, Peloso GM, Brody JA, Broer L, Busch EL, Duan Q, Stilp AM, O'Donnell CJ,.. Pharmacogenomics J. 2018;18(2):215-226.

Blood pressure indices and cardiovascular disease mortality in persons with or without diabetes mellitus. Gomadam P, Shah A, Qureshi W, Yeboah PN [sic] Yeboah PK, Freedman BI, Bowden D, Soliman EZ, Yeboah J.. J Hypertens. 2018;36(1):85-92.

Smoking and risk of atrial fibrillation in the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. Imtiaz Ahmad M, Mosley CD, O'Neal WT, Judd SE, McClure LA, Howard VJ, Howard G, Soliman EZ.. J Cardiol. 2018;71(2):113-117.

Usefulness of the American Heart Association's Life Simple 7 to predict the risk of atrial fibrillation (from the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke [REGARDS] study). Garg PK, O'Neal WT, Ogunsua A, Thacker EL, Howard G, Soliman EZ, Cushman M.. Am J Cardiol. 2018;121(2):199-204.

Genome-wide association study of PR interval in Hispanics/Latinos identifies novel locus at ID2. Seyerle AA, Lin HJ, Gogarten SM, Stilp A, Mendez Giraldez R, Soliman E, Baldassari A, Graff M, Heckbert S, Kerr KF, Kooperberg C, Rodriguez C, Guo X, Yao J, Sotoodehnia N, Taylor KD, Whitsel EA, Rotter JI, Laurie CC, Avery C.. Heart. 2018;104(11):904-911.

Association between low diastolic blood pressure and subclinical myocardial injury. Waits GS, O'Neal WT, Sandesara PB, Li Y, Shah AJ, Soliman EZ.. Clin Res Cardiol. 2018;107(4):312-318.

Distribution and determinants of QRS rotation of black and white persons in the general population. Prineas RJ, Zhang ZM, Stevens CE, Soliman EZ.. J Electrocardiol. 2018;51(2):316-322.

Comparative risks of ischemic stroke in atrial flutter versus atrial fibrillation. Al-Kawaz M, Omran SS, Parikh NS, Elkind MSV, Soliman EZ, Kamel H.. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2018;27(4):839-844.

Value of the electrocardiographic (P Wave, T Wave, QRS) axis as a predictor of mortality in 14 years in a population with a high prevalence of Chagas disease from the Bambui Cohort Study of Aging. Moraes DN, Nascimento BR, Beaton AZ, Soliman EZ, Lima-Costa MF, Dos Reis RCP, Ribeiro ALP.. Am J Cardiol. 2018;121(3):364-369.

Urban-rural differences in mortality for atrial fibrillation hospitalizations in the United States. O'Neal WT, Sandesara PB, Kelli HM, Venkatesh S, Soliman EZ.. Heart Rhythm. 2018;15(2):175-179.

Long-term effects of an intensive lifestyle intervention on electrocardiographic criteria for left ventricular hypertrophy: the Look AHEAD trial. Brinkley TE, Anderson A, Soliman EZ, Bertoni AG, Greenway F, Knowler WC, Glasser SP, Horton ES, Espeland MA.. Am J Hypertens. 2018;31(5):541-548.

Silent myocardial infarction and long-term risk of heart failure: the ARIC study. Qureshi WT, Zhang ZM, Chang PP, Rosamond WD, Kitzman DW, Wagenknecht LE, Soliman EZ.. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018;71(1):1-8.

Association of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 and risk of incident atrial fibrillation: findings from 3 cohorts. Garg PK, Bartz TM, Norby FL, Jorgensen NW, McClelland RL, Ballantyne CM, Chen LY, Gottdiener JS, Greenland P, Hoogeveen R, Jenny NS, Kizer JR, Rosenson RS, Soliman EZ, Cushman M, Alonso A, Heckbert SR.. Am Heart J. 2018;197():62-69.

Global ECG measures and cardiac structure and function: the ARIC study (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities). Biering-Sorensen T, Kabir M, Waks JW, Thomas J, Post WS, Soliman EZ, Buxton AE, Shah AM, Solomon SD, Tereshchenko LG.. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2018;11(3):e005961.

Association of atrial fibrillation with cognitive decline and dementia over 20 years: the ARIC-NCS (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Neurocognitive Study). Chen LY, Norby FL, Gottesman RF, Mosley TH, Soliman EZ, Agarwal SK, Loehr LR, Folsom AR, Coresh J, Alonso A.. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018;7(6):e007301.

Atrial cardiopathy and the risk of ischemic stroke in the CHS (Cardiovascular Health Study). Kamel H, Bartz TM, Elkind MSV, Okin PM, Thacker EL, Patton KK, Stein PK, deFilippi CR, Gottesman RF, Heckbert SR, Kronmal RA, Soliman EZ, Longstreth WT Jr.. Stroke. 2018;49(4):980-986.

Response by Soliman et al to letters regarding article, "Effect of intensive blood pressure lowering on left ventricular hypertrophy in patients with hypertension: SPRINT (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial)" [letter]. Soliman EZ, Ambrosius WT, Lewis CE.. Circulation. 2018;137(12):1300-1301.

Exomechip-wide analysis of 95 626 individuals identifies 10 novel loci associated with QT and JT intervals. Bihlmeyer NA, Brody JA, Smith AV, Warren HR, Lin HH, Isaacs A, Liu CT, Marten J, Radmanesh F, Hall LM, Grarup N, Mei H, Muller-Nurasyid M, Huffman JE, Verweij N, Guo XQ, Yao J, Li-Gao RF, van den Berg M, Weiss S, Prins BP, van Setten J,.. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2018;11(1):e001758.

The role of resting electrocardiogram in screening for primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases in high-risk groups. Nguyen T, Waits G, Soliman EZ.. Curr Cardiovasc Risk Rep. 2018;12(3):9.

American Heart Association's Life Simple 7 and risk of atrial fibrillation in a population without known cardiovascular disease: the ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) study. Garg PK, O'Neal WT, Chen LY, Loehr LR, Sotoodehnia N, Soliman EZ, Alonso A.. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018;7(8):e008424.

Racial differences in heart age and impact on mortality. Hirsch JR, Waits G, Li Y, Soliman EZ.. J Natl Med Assoc. 2018;110(2):169-175.

Genome-Wide associations of global electrical heterogeneity ECG phenotype: the ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) study and CHS (Cardiovascular Health Study). Tereshchenko LG, Sotoodehnia N, Sitlani CM, Ashar FN, Kabir M, Biggs ML, Morley MP, Waks JW, Soliman EZ, Buxton AE, Biering-Sorensen T, Solomon SD, Post WS, Cappola TP, Siscovick DS, Arking DE.. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018;7(8):e008160.

Relation of resting heart rate to incident atrial fibrillation (from ARIC [Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities] study). Wang W, Alonso A, Soliman EZ, O'Neal WT, Calkins H, Chen LY, Diener-West M, Szklo M.. Am J Cardiol. 2018;121(10):1169-1176.

Genome-wide association study and meta-analysis identify loci associated with ventricular and supraventricular ectopy. Napier MD, Franceschini N, Gondalia R, Stewart JD, Mendez-Giraldez R, Sitlani CM, Seyerle AA, Highland HM, Li Y, Wilhelmsen KC, Yan S, Duan Q, Roach J, Yao J, Guo X, Taylor KD, Heckbert SR, Rotter JI, North KE, Reiner AP, Zhang ZM, Tinker LF,.. Sci Rep. 2018;8(1):5675.

Association of positive well-being with reduced cardiac repolarization abnormalities in the First National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Isakadze N, Soliman EZ, Vaccarino V, Whang W, Lampert R, Bremner JD, Shah AJ.. Int J Cardiol. 2018;265():246-250.

Common and rare coding genetic variation underlying the electrocardiographic PR interval. Lin H, van Setten J, Smith AV, Bihlmeyer NA, Warren HR, Brody JA, Radmanesh F, Hall L, Grarup N, Muller-Nurasyid M, Boutin T, Verweij N, Lin HJ, Li-Gao R, van den Berg ME, Marten J, Weiss S, Prins BP, Haessler J, Lyytikainen LP, Mei H, Harris TB,.. Circ Genom Precis Med. 2018;11(5):e002037.

New diagnosis of cancer and the risk of subsequent cerebrovascular events. Navi BB, Howard G, Howard VJ, Zhao H, Judd SE, Elkind MSV, Iadecola C, DeAngelis LM, Kamel H, Okin PM, Gilchrist S, Soliman EZ, Cushman M, Muntner P.. Neurology. 2018;90(23):e2025-33.

Objectively measured physical activity and the risk of atrial fibrillation: the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study [abstract]. O'Neal W, Bennet A, Singleton MJ, Judd S, Howard G, Howard V, Hooker S, Soliman E.. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018;71(11 Suppl):2672.

Risk of adverse outcomes associated with atrial fibrillation subtypes in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction [abstract]. Venkatesh S, O'Neal W, Sandesara P, Soliman E.. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018;71(11 Suppl):643.

A new approach for analysis of heart rate variability and QT variability in long-term ECG recording. Wu HT, Soliman EZ.. Biomed Eng Online. 2018;17(1):54.

Relationship between QRS duration and incident atrial fibrillation. Aeschbacher S, O'Neal WT, Krisai P, Loehr L, Chen LY, Alonso A, Soliman EZ, Conen D.. Int J Cardiol. 2018;266():84-88.

Relation of early repolarization (J point elevation) to mortality in blacks (from the Jackson Heart Study). Kelly JP, Greiner M, Soliman EZ, Randolph TC, Thomas KL, Dunlay SM, Curtis LH, O'Brien EC, Mentz RJ.. Am J Cardiol. 2018;122(2):340-346.

Multi-ethnic genome-wide association study for atrial fibrillation. Roselli C, Chaffin MD, Weng LC, Aeschbacher S, Ahlberg G, Albert CM, Almgren P, Alonso A, Anderson CD, Aragam KG, Arking DE, Barnard J, Bartz TM, Benjamin EJ, Bihlmeyer NA, Bis JC, Bloom HL, Boerwinkle E, Bottinger EB, Brody JA, Calkins H,.. Nat Genet. 2018;():.

Left ventricular hypertrophy by ECG versus cardiac MRI as a predictor for heart failure. Oseni AO, Qureshi WT, Almahmoud MF, Bertoni AG, Bluemke DA, Hundley WG, Lima JA, Herrington DM, Soliman EZ.. Heart. 2017;103(1):49-54.

Albuminuria, kidney function, and sudden cardiac death: findings from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. Deo R, Khodneva YA, Shlipak MG, Soliman EZ, Judd SE, McClellan WM, Brown TM, Rhodes JD, Gutierrez OM, Shah SJ, Albert CM, Safford MM.. Heart Rhythm. 2017;14(1):65-71.

Frontal QRS-T angle and the risk of atrial fibrillation in the elderly. Jogu HR, O'Neal WT, Broughton ST, Shah AJ, Zhang ZM, Soliman EZ.. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2017;22(2):e12388.

Differential impact of risk factors in blacks and whites in the development of atrial fibrillation: the Reasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. O'Neal WT, Judd SE, Limdi NA, McIntyre WF, Kleindorfer DO, Cushman M, Howard VJ, Howard G, Soliman EZ.. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2017;4(4):718-724.

Racial differences in the incidence of cardiovascular risk factors in older black and white adults. Howard G, Safford MM, Moy CS, Howard VJ, Kleindorfer DO, Unverzagt FW, Soliman EZ, Flaherty ML, McClure LA, Lackland DT, Wadley VG, Pulley L, Cushman M.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017;65(1):83-90.

Fine particulate air pollution and premature atrial contractions: the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke study. O'Neal WT, Soliman EZ, Efird JT, Judd SE, Howard VJ, Howard G, McClure LA.. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2017;27(3):271-275.

Digitizing paper electrocardiograms: status and challenges. Waits GS, Soliman EZ.. J Electrocardiol. 2017;50(1):123-130.

Electrocardiographic impact of myocardial diffuse fibrosis and scar: MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis). Inoue YY, Ambale-Venkatesh B, Mewton N, Volpe GJ, Ohyama Y, Sharma RK, Wu CO, Liu CY, Bluemke DA, Soliman EZ, Lima JA, Ashikaga H.. Radiology. 2017;282(3):690-698.

Genetic risk prediction of atrial fibrillation. Lubitz SA, Yin X, Lin H, Kolek M, Smith JG, Trompet S, Rienstra M, Rost NS, Teixeira P, Almgren P, Anderson CD, Chen LY, Engstrom G, Ford I, Furie KL, Guo X, Larson MG, Lunetta K, Macfarlane PW, Psaty BM, Soliman EZ, Sotoodehnia N, Stott DJ, Taylor KD,.. Circulation. 2017;135(14):1311-1320.

Predictors of electrocardiographic abnormalities in type 1 diabetes: the Wisconsin Epidemiologic Study of Diabetic Retinopathy. O'Neal WT, Lee KE, Soliman EZ, Klein R, Klein BE.. J Endocrinol Invest. 2017;40(3):313-318.

The 4th report of the Working Group on ECG diagnosis of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy [letter]. Bacharova L, Estes HE, Schocken DD, Ugander M, Soliman EZ, Hill JA, Bang LE, Schlegel TT.. J Electrocardiol. 2017;50(1):11-15.

PR-interval components and atrial fibrillation risk (from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study). Smith JW, O'Neal WT, Shoemaker MB, Chen LY, Alonso A, Whalen SP, Soliman EZ.. Am J Cardiol. 2017;119(3):466-472.

Electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy predicts atrial fibrillation independent of left ventricular mass. Patel N, O'Neal WT, Whalen SP, Soliman EZ.. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2017;22(3):e12419.

Fine-mapping of QT interval regions in global populations refines previously identified QT interval loci and identifies signals unique to African and Hispanic descent populations. Avery CL, Wassel CL, Richard MA, Highland HM, Bien S, Zubair N, Soliman EZ, Fornage M, Bielinski SJ, Tao R, Seyerle AA, Shah SJ, Lloyd-Jones DM, Buyske S, Rotter JI, Post WS, Rich SS, Hindorff LA, Jeff JM, Shohet RV, Sotoodehnia N, Lin DY, Whitsel EA,.. Heart Rhythm. 2017;14(4):572-580.

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Elsayed Zohair Soliman, M.D.

Elsayed Zohair Soliman, M.D.

Director, Public Health Sciences-Epicare
Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention
Cardiovascular Sciences Ctr

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