Proximal Aortic Distensibility is an Independent Predictor of All-cause Mortality and Incident Cardiovascular Events in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
Aims : To assess the utility of AAD to predict mortality and incident CVD events.
Subjects with lowest AAD had an independent 2-fold risk of hard CVD events.
Decreased AAD was associated with CV events.
The results of this study show that a decrease in aorta distensibility is an important indicator of mortality and hard cardiovascular problems.
Loss of aortic distensibility is an important early marker of vascular aging.
Authors : Alban Redheuil, Colin O. Wu, Nadjia Kachenoura, Yoshiaki Ohyama, Raymond T. Yan, Alain G. Bertoni, Gregory W. Hundley, Daniel A. Duprez, David R. Jacobs, Jr, Lori B. Daniels, Christine Darwin, Christopher Sibley, David A. Bluemke, Joao A.C. Lima.
Clinical Application : Atherosclerosis / Vascular aging / Cardiovascular risk
Country : France / USA
Date Publication : 2014
Number of citations : 75