Association of coronary risk factors with progression of valvular aortic stenosis in older persons

Doron Nassimiha, Wilbert S. Aronow, Chul Ahn, Martin E. Goldman

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Abstract

Multiple linear regression analysis in the present study showed that significant independent risk factors for progression of valvular AS in older persons were cigarette smoking (p = 0.0001) and hypercholesterolemia (p = 0.0001), with diabetes mellitus showing borderline significance (p = 0.0581). Palta et al 16 recently reported that cigarette smoking and hypercholesterolemia accelerate the progression of AS. Their data and our data suggest that a study should be performed to investigate the effect of lowering serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol on the rate of progression of valvular AS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1313-1314
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume87
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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