Epidemiology and association of vascular and valvular calcium quantified by multidetector computed tomography in elderly asymptomatic subjects

Ricardo C. Cury, Maros Ferencik, Udo Hoffmann, Ashley Ferullo, Fabian Moselewski, Suhny Abbara, Sarah L. Booth, Christopher J. O'Donnell, Thomas J. Brady, Stephan Achenbach

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Abstract

The epidemiology of and association between vascular and valvular calcium as quantified by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) were studied in 416 elderly subjects with no history of coronary artery disease. Coronary calcium (CC), descending thoracic aortic calcium (DTAC), aortic valve calcium (AVC), and mitral valve calcium (MVC) were present in 282 (68%), 214 (51%), 152 (37%), and 68 (16%) subjects, respectively. Multiple logistic regression analysis showed that after adjusting for age and gender, subjects with AVC (odds ratio [OR] 2.3), MVC (OR 2.81), and DTAC (OR 2.79) were independently and significantly more likely to have CC. Further evidence is provided for the notion that calcifications in those regions are associated and that MDCT can be used as a tool for the global assessment of vascular and valvular calcium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348-351
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume94
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Multidetector Computed Tomography
Blood Vessels
Epidemiology
Calcium
Odds Ratio
Aortic Valve
Mitral Valve
Thorax
Coronary Artery Disease
Logistic Models
Regression Analysis

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Epidemiology and association of vascular and valvular calcium quantified by multidetector computed tomography in elderly asymptomatic subjects. / Cury, Ricardo C.; Ferencik, Maros; Hoffmann, Udo; Ferullo, Ashley; Moselewski, Fabian; Abbara, Suhny; Booth, Sarah L.; O'Donnell, Christopher J.; Brady, Thomas J.; Achenbach, Stephan.

In: American Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 94, No. 3, 01.08.2004, p. 348-351.

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Cury, Ricardo C. ; Ferencik, Maros ; Hoffmann, Udo ; Ferullo, Ashley ; Moselewski, Fabian ; Abbara, Suhny ; Booth, Sarah L. ; O'Donnell, Christopher J. ; Brady, Thomas J. ; Achenbach, Stephan. / Epidemiology and association of vascular and valvular calcium quantified by multidetector computed tomography in elderly asymptomatic subjects. In: American Journal of Cardiology. 2004 ; Vol. 94, No. 3. pp. 348-351.
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