Ascending and descending thoracic aorta calcification in type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Calcification of the thoracic aorta is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and peripheral arterial disease but has not been well studied in diabetics. In addition, many studies consider aortic calcium as a single anatomic entity, whereas calcification of the ascending and descending portions of the thoracic aorta may represent separate… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcct.2015.04.008

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@article{Churchill2015AscendingAD, title={Ascending and descending thoracic aorta calcification in type 2 diabetes mellitus.}, author={Timothy W. Churchill and Suraj P Rasania and Hashmi Rafeek and Claire K. Mulvey and Karen Terembula and Victor Ferrari and Saurabh Jha and Scott Matthew Lilly and Luis Eraso and Muredach P. Reilly and Atif Qasim}, journal={Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography}, year={2015}, volume={9 5}, pages={373-81} }