Comparison of low risk and higher risk profiles in middle age to frequency and quantity of coronary artery calcium years later

Martha L. Daviglus*, Amber Pirzada, Kiang Liu, Lijing L. Yan, Daniel B. Garside, Alan R. Dyer, Julie A. Hoff, George T. Kondos, Philip Greenland, Jeremiah Stamler

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Abstract

Little is known about the relation of having favorable levels of all major cardiovascular risk factors (low risk [LR]) earlier in life to coronary artery calcium (CAC) later in life. From 2002 to 2003, CAC was compared in participants aged >60 years who were LR (n = 42) with those not LR (n = 39) at baseline (from 1967 to 1973). Despite adverse changes in risk factors, the prevalence of measurable CAC and mean CAC scores were less for LR participants than for non-LR participants (60% vs 77%, p = 0.09, and 217 vs 443, p = 0.05, respectively).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-369
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume94
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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