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Associations of cardiovascular disease risk factors with abdominal aortic calcium volume and density: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).

Authors
  • Forbang, Nketi I1
  • McClelland, Robyn L2
  • Remigio-Baker, Rosemay A3
  • Allison, Matthew A4
  • Sandfort, Veit5
  • Michos, Erin D6
  • Thomas, Isac3
  • Rifkin, Dena E4
  • Criqui, Michael H3
  • 1 University of California, San Diego, Dept. of Family Medicine and Public Health, La Jolla, CA, USA. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 2 University of Washington, Department of Biostatistics, Seattle, WA, USA.
  • 3 University of California, San Diego, Dept. of Family Medicine and Public Health, La Jolla, CA, USA.
  • 4 University of California, San Diego, Dept. of Family Medicine and Public Health, La Jolla, CA, USA; Veterans Administration San Diego Healthcare System, La Jolla, CA, USA.
  • 5 National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD, USA.
  • 6 Johns Hopkins University, Department of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Atherosclerosis
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2016
Volume
255
Pages
54–58
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2016.10.036
PMID: 27816809
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Several CVD risk factors were associated with higher AAC volume, but lower AAC density. Future studies should investigate the impact of calcium density of aortic plaques in CVD.

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