Abdominal aortic calcification, cardiac troponin I and atherosclerotic vascular disease mortality in older women Journal Article uri icon
  • OBJECTIVE: Examine if two inexpensive measures of atherosclerotic vascular diseases (ASVD), abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) and high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) provide complementary information for 10-year ASVD mortality and all-cause mortality risk in older women. METHODS: 908 community-dwelling women without prevalent ASVD (≥75 years) were followed-up between 2003 and 2013. AAC and plasma hs-cTnI measures were obtained in 2003. AAC was assessed on lateral spine images using a semiquantitative method (AAC24). Linked health records were used for mortality outcomes. RESULTS: Mean±SD age was 79.9±2.6 years. 276 (30.4%) women died during follow-up, including 138 (15.2%) ASVD-related deaths. AAC24 and hs-cTnI were independently associated with ASVD and all-cause mortality (p<0.001). The cohort was dichotomised into four groups: (1) low AAC24 (AAC24: 0 or 1) and 1) and

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  • 2022
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  • Aging and Geriatrics
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Cohort Studies
  • Forecasting
  • Measurement
  • Mortality
  • Radiography
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