Association of a favorable cardiovascular health profile with the presence of coronary artery calcification.

@article{Saleem2015AssociationOA,
  title={Association of a favorable cardiovascular health profile with the presence of coronary artery calcification.},
  author={Yasir Saleem and Laura F Defina and Nina Butwell Radford and Benjamin L. Willis and Carolyn E. Barlow and Larry W. Gibbons and Amit Kumar Khera},
  journal={Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging},
  year={2015},
  volume={8 1}
}
BACKGROUND To examine the association between the American Heart Association's 7 metrics of ideal cardiovascular health (ICH) and the presence of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis as assessed by coronary artery calcification (CAC) using electron-beam computed tomography. METHODS AND RESULTS This study is a cross-sectional analysis of data obtained on 3121 male and female patients evaluated at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas, Texas, between 1997 and 2007. We included men aged ≥45 and women aged… CONTINUE READING
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