Association of mitral annular calcium with new thromboembolic stroke at 44-month follow-up of 2,148 persons, mean age 81 years

Wilbert S. Aronow, Chul Ahn, Itzhak Kronzon, Hal Gutstein

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We investigated in a prospective study of 2,148 persons (mean age 81 years), the association between mitral annular calcium and new thromboembolic stroke at 44-month follow-up. Independent risk factors for new thromboembolic stroke were prior stroke (risk ratio 2.4), mitral annular calcium (risk ratio 2.6), atrial fibrillation (risk ratio 3.0), and male gender (risk ratio 1.6).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-106
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998


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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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