DHS Visit Details

Dallas Heart Study - 1 (2000-2002)

Study ActivityNotes
Visit 1 (n=6,101)
Informed Consent  
Survey Demographics, socioeconomic status, health beliefs, family history, medical history
Blood Pressure Brachial Artery X 5
Weight  
Visit 2 (n=3,557)
Informed Consent  
Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Brachial Artery X 5
Phlebotomy and Urine Lipids, chemistry, other lab tests and storage
Visit 3 (n=3,072)
Informed Consent  
Anthropometrics Height, weight, waist and hip circumference
Blood Pressure Brachial Artery X 5
EKG  
MRI Heart, aorta, abdomen, pelvis, liver spectroscopy, blood pressure
EBCT Coronary artery calcium
DEXA Body fat, lean body mass
Medications Prescription medications, vitamins and supplements

Dallas Heart Study - 2 (2007-2009)

Study ActivityNotes
Clinic Visit (n=3,401)
Informed Consent  
Anthropometrics Height, weight, waist and hip circumference
Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Brachial Artery X 6
Urine Sample Collection Microalbumin, sodium, creatinine, potassium, storage
EKG  
Phlebotomy Lipids, chemistry, CBC, other lab tests and storage
Acoustic Cardiogram  
Ankle-Brachial Pressure  
Survey Detailed family history, cardiovascular disease history, physical activity, depression scale, discrimination beliefs, and additional questions
Medications Prescription medications, vitamins and supplements
DEXA Scan Body fat, lean body mass, hip, spine, and forearm bone density
MDCT Coronary artery calcium
MRI Brain, liver spectroscopy, carotid, aorta, heart
Accelerometer Placement Physical activity tracking for 7 days
MOCA Cognitive screening exam
Treadmill 5-minute walk test