Coronary calcification: insights from sudden coronary death victims

@article{Burke2000CoronaryCI,
  title={Coronary calcification: insights from sudden coronary death victims},
  author={Allen P. Burke and Allen J. Taylor and Andrew Farb and G. T. Malcolm and Renu Virmani},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Kardiologie},
  year={2000},
  volume={89},
  pages={S049-S053}
}
We studied 108 cases of sudden coronary death at autopsy. Any calcification was present in 55% of men and women under 40 years; all hearts showed some calcification by age 50 in men, and by age 60 in women. The only risk factor independently associated with increased calcification was diabetes mellitus, in women only. The degree of calcification was greatest for acute and healed plaque ruptures, and the least for plaque erosion. Calcification in coronary atherosclerosis appears to be delayed in… CONTINUE READING
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