Relationship of infra-renal abdominal aortic calcific deposits and cardiovascular events in patients with peripheral artery disease

Parr, Adam, Buttner, Petra, Shahzad, Anwar, and Golledge, Jonathan (2010) Relationship of infra-renal abdominal aortic calcific deposits and cardiovascular events in patients with peripheral artery disease. American Journal of Cardiology, 105 (6). pp. 895-899.

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Abstract

Currently, there is controversy regarding the association of abdominal aortic calcific deposits and cardiovascular events. Studies have associated the presence of aortic calcific deposits with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD), congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, ischemic stroke, and cardiovascular disease mortality. However, other studies have not found an association between aortic calcific deposits and cardiovascular events. Methods for calcific deposit quantification vary widely among studies and are usually subjective or semi-quantitative, such as lateral x-ray, and often without any formal assessment of reproducibility.7 We previously developed a reproducible method for quantifying abdominal aortic calcific deposits using computed tomographic angiography (CTA). In this study, we prospectively assessed the association between infrarenal abdominal aortic calcific deposits and subsequent cardiovascular events in patients with PAD.

Item ID: 10674
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 1879-1913
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2010 04:45
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology > 110201 Cardiology (incl Cardiovascular Diseases) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920103 Cardiovascular System and Diseases @ 100%
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