Association between plasma homocysteine and extracranial carotid arterial disease in older persons

Wilbert S. Aronow, Chul Ahn, Myron R. Schoenfeld

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Abstract

The data demonstrate that high plasma homocysteine levels and low plasma folate and vitamin B12 levels are associated with a higher prevalence of 40% to 100% extracranial carotid arterial disease (ECAD) in older men and women. Elevated plasma homocysteine levels were observed in 45% of the older men with 40% to 100% ECAD versus 20% of the older men with 0% to 39% ECAD, and in 40% of the older women with 40% to 100% ECAD versus 18% of the older women with 0% to 39% ECAD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1432-1433
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume79
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 15 1997

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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