Rationale and Design of the Echocardiographic Study of Hispanics/Latinos (ECHO-SOL)

Carlos J. Rodriguez, Ajay Dharod, Matthew A. Allison, Sanjiv J. Shah, Barry Hurwitz, Shrikant I. Bangdiwala, Franklyn Gonzalez, Dalane Kitzman, Linda Gillam, Daniel M. Spevack, Rupal Dadhania, Sarah Langdon, Robert C. Kaplan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Information regarding the prevalence and determinants of cardiac structure and function (systolic and diastolic) among the various Hispanic background groups in the United States is limited.

METHODS AND RESULTS: The Echocardiographic Study of Latinos (ECHO-SOL) ancillary study recruited 1,824 participants through a stratified-sampling process representative of the population-based Hispanic Communities Health Study - Study of Latinos (HCHS-SOL) across four sites (Bronx, NY; Chicago, Ill; San Diego, Calif; Miami, Fla). The HCHS-SOL baseline cohort did not include an echo exam. ECHO-SOL added the echocardiographic assessment of cardiac structure and function to an array of existing HCHS-SOL baseline clinical, psychosocial, and socioeconomic data and provides sufficient statistical power for comparisons among the Hispanic subgroups. Standard two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography protocol, including M-mode, spectral, color and tissue Doppler study was performed. The main objectives were to: 1) characterize cardiac structure and function and its determinants among Hispanics and Hispanic subgroups; and 2) determine the contributions of specific psychosocial factors (acculturation and familismo) to cardiac structure and function among Hispanics.

CONCLUSION: We describe the design, methods and rationale of currently the largest and most comprehensive study of cardiac structure and function exclusively among US Hispanics. ECHO-SOL aims to enhance our understanding of Hispanic cardiovascular health as well as help untangle the relative importance of Hispanic subgroup heterogeneity and sociocultural factors on cardiac structure and function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-186
Number of pages7
JournalEthnicity and Disease
Volume25
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

Fingerprint

Hispanic Americans
Health
Echocardiography
Acculturation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Rodriguez, C. J., Dharod, A., Allison, M. A., Shah, S. J., Hurwitz, B., Bangdiwala, S. I., ... Kaplan, R. C. (2015). Rationale and Design of the Echocardiographic Study of Hispanics/Latinos (ECHO-SOL). Ethnicity and Disease, 25(2), 180-186.

Rationale and Design of the Echocardiographic Study of Hispanics/Latinos (ECHO-SOL). / Rodriguez, Carlos J.; Dharod, Ajay; Allison, Matthew A.; Shah, Sanjiv J.; Hurwitz, Barry; Bangdiwala, Shrikant I.; Gonzalez, Franklyn; Kitzman, Dalane; Gillam, Linda; Spevack, Daniel M.; Dadhania, Rupal; Langdon, Sarah; Kaplan, Robert C.

In: Ethnicity and Disease, Vol. 25, No. 2, 01.03.2015, p. 180-186.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rodriguez, CJ, Dharod, A, Allison, MA, Shah, SJ, Hurwitz, B, Bangdiwala, SI, Gonzalez, F, Kitzman, D, Gillam, L, Spevack, DM, Dadhania, R, Langdon, S & Kaplan, RC 2015, 'Rationale and Design of the Echocardiographic Study of Hispanics/Latinos (ECHO-SOL)', Ethnicity and Disease, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 180-186.
Rodriguez CJ, Dharod A, Allison MA, Shah SJ, Hurwitz B, Bangdiwala SI et al. Rationale and Design of the Echocardiographic Study of Hispanics/Latinos (ECHO-SOL). Ethnicity and Disease. 2015 Mar 1;25(2):180-186.
Rodriguez, Carlos J. ; Dharod, Ajay ; Allison, Matthew A. ; Shah, Sanjiv J. ; Hurwitz, Barry ; Bangdiwala, Shrikant I. ; Gonzalez, Franklyn ; Kitzman, Dalane ; Gillam, Linda ; Spevack, Daniel M. ; Dadhania, Rupal ; Langdon, Sarah ; Kaplan, Robert C. / Rationale and Design of the Echocardiographic Study of Hispanics/Latinos (ECHO-SOL). In: Ethnicity and Disease. 2015 ; Vol. 25, No. 2. pp. 180-186.
@article{6c78a467ec6d429a91a375d945831847,
title = "Rationale and Design of the Echocardiographic Study of Hispanics/Latinos (ECHO-SOL)",
abstract = "BACKGROUND: Information regarding the prevalence and determinants of cardiac structure and function (systolic and diastolic) among the various Hispanic background groups in the United States is limited.METHODS AND RESULTS: The Echocardiographic Study of Latinos (ECHO-SOL) ancillary study recruited 1,824 participants through a stratified-sampling process representative of the population-based Hispanic Communities Health Study - Study of Latinos (HCHS-SOL) across four sites (Bronx, NY; Chicago, Ill; San Diego, Calif; Miami, Fla). The HCHS-SOL baseline cohort did not include an echo exam. ECHO-SOL added the echocardiographic assessment of cardiac structure and function to an array of existing HCHS-SOL baseline clinical, psychosocial, and socioeconomic data and provides sufficient statistical power for comparisons among the Hispanic subgroups. Standard two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography protocol, including M-mode, spectral, color and tissue Doppler study was performed. The main objectives were to: 1) characterize cardiac structure and function and its determinants among Hispanics and Hispanic subgroups; and 2) determine the contributions of specific psychosocial factors (acculturation and familismo) to cardiac structure and function among Hispanics.CONCLUSION: We describe the design, methods and rationale of currently the largest and most comprehensive study of cardiac structure and function exclusively among US Hispanics. ECHO-SOL aims to enhance our understanding of Hispanic cardiovascular health as well as help untangle the relative importance of Hispanic subgroup heterogeneity and sociocultural factors on cardiac structure and function.",
author = "Rodriguez, {Carlos J.} and Ajay Dharod and Allison, {Matthew A.} and Shah, {Sanjiv J.} and Barry Hurwitz and Bangdiwala, {Shrikant I.} and Franklyn Gonzalez and Dalane Kitzman and Linda Gillam and Spevack, {Daniel M.} and Rupal Dadhania and Sarah Langdon and Kaplan, {Robert C.}",
year = "2015",
month = "3",
day = "1",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "25",
pages = "180--186",
journal = "Ethnicity and Disease",
issn = "1049-510X",
publisher = "ISHIB",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Rationale and Design of the Echocardiographic Study of Hispanics/Latinos (ECHO-SOL)

AU - Rodriguez, Carlos J.

AU - Dharod, Ajay

AU - Allison, Matthew A.

AU - Shah, Sanjiv J.

AU - Hurwitz, Barry

AU - Bangdiwala, Shrikant I.

AU - Gonzalez, Franklyn

AU - Kitzman, Dalane

AU - Gillam, Linda

AU - Spevack, Daniel M.

AU - Dadhania, Rupal

AU - Langdon, Sarah

AU - Kaplan, Robert C.

PY - 2015/3/1

Y1 - 2015/3/1

N2 - BACKGROUND: Information regarding the prevalence and determinants of cardiac structure and function (systolic and diastolic) among the various Hispanic background groups in the United States is limited.METHODS AND RESULTS: The Echocardiographic Study of Latinos (ECHO-SOL) ancillary study recruited 1,824 participants through a stratified-sampling process representative of the population-based Hispanic Communities Health Study - Study of Latinos (HCHS-SOL) across four sites (Bronx, NY; Chicago, Ill; San Diego, Calif; Miami, Fla). The HCHS-SOL baseline cohort did not include an echo exam. ECHO-SOL added the echocardiographic assessment of cardiac structure and function to an array of existing HCHS-SOL baseline clinical, psychosocial, and socioeconomic data and provides sufficient statistical power for comparisons among the Hispanic subgroups. Standard two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography protocol, including M-mode, spectral, color and tissue Doppler study was performed. The main objectives were to: 1) characterize cardiac structure and function and its determinants among Hispanics and Hispanic subgroups; and 2) determine the contributions of specific psychosocial factors (acculturation and familismo) to cardiac structure and function among Hispanics.CONCLUSION: We describe the design, methods and rationale of currently the largest and most comprehensive study of cardiac structure and function exclusively among US Hispanics. ECHO-SOL aims to enhance our understanding of Hispanic cardiovascular health as well as help untangle the relative importance of Hispanic subgroup heterogeneity and sociocultural factors on cardiac structure and function.

AB - BACKGROUND: Information regarding the prevalence and determinants of cardiac structure and function (systolic and diastolic) among the various Hispanic background groups in the United States is limited.METHODS AND RESULTS: The Echocardiographic Study of Latinos (ECHO-SOL) ancillary study recruited 1,824 participants through a stratified-sampling process representative of the population-based Hispanic Communities Health Study - Study of Latinos (HCHS-SOL) across four sites (Bronx, NY; Chicago, Ill; San Diego, Calif; Miami, Fla). The HCHS-SOL baseline cohort did not include an echo exam. ECHO-SOL added the echocardiographic assessment of cardiac structure and function to an array of existing HCHS-SOL baseline clinical, psychosocial, and socioeconomic data and provides sufficient statistical power for comparisons among the Hispanic subgroups. Standard two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography protocol, including M-mode, spectral, color and tissue Doppler study was performed. The main objectives were to: 1) characterize cardiac structure and function and its determinants among Hispanics and Hispanic subgroups; and 2) determine the contributions of specific psychosocial factors (acculturation and familismo) to cardiac structure and function among Hispanics.CONCLUSION: We describe the design, methods and rationale of currently the largest and most comprehensive study of cardiac structure and function exclusively among US Hispanics. ECHO-SOL aims to enhance our understanding of Hispanic cardiovascular health as well as help untangle the relative importance of Hispanic subgroup heterogeneity and sociocultural factors on cardiac structure and function.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84938689103&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84938689103&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 25

SP - 180

EP - 186

JO - Ethnicity and Disease

JF - Ethnicity and Disease

SN - 1049-510X

IS - 2

ER -