Funding for this research was provided by:
Wellcome Trust (100217)
UiT, The Arctic University of Norway (-)
Norwegian Institute of Public Health (-)
Norwegian Ministry of Health and Social Affairs (-)
Northern Norway Regional Health Authority (-)
Tromsø County (-)
Received: 6 December 2019
Accepted: 10 May 2020
First Online: 19 May 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This research complies with the Declaration of Helsinki. The Know Your Heart study was approved by the ethical committees of ethics committees of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (approval number 8808 received 24.02.2015), Novosibirsk State Medical University (approval number 75 approval received 21/05/2015), the Institute of Preventative Medicine, Novosibirsk (no approval number; approval received 26/12/2014), and the Northern State Medical University, Arkhangelsk (approval number 01/01–15 received 27/01/2015). The Tromsø 7 study was approved by the Regional Committee of Medical and Health Research Ethics (REC North) and the Norwegian Data Protection Authority. Informed written consent to take part was provided by participants in both studies.
: Not applicable.
: Henrik Schirmer has received an unrestricted research grant from Astra Zeneca and lecture fees from Astra Zeneca, MSD, Novartis and Sanofi Aventis.