Association of mitral annular calcium and of aortic cuspal calcium with coronary artery disease in older patients

Wilbert S. Aronow, Chul Ahn, Itzhak Kronzon

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Abstract

Data from the present prospective study showed that the prevalence of CAD was 55% in older men with versus 40% in older men without MAC (p = 0.0001) and 51% in older women with versus 35% in older women without MAC (p = 0.0001). The data also showed that the prevalence of CAD was 57% in older men with versus 38% in older men without aortic cuspal calcium (p <0.0001) and 54% in older women with versus 37% in older women without aortic cuspal calcium (p <0.0001). These data support the hypothesis that MAC and aortic cuspal calcium are a form of atherosclerosis. The presence of MAC or aortic cuspal calcium in older persons should alert the physician to the possible presence of CAD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1084-1085
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume84
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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