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Association of Health Aging and Body Composition (ABC) Heart Failure score with cardiac structural and functional abnormalities in young individuals.
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PMID:  20435191     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The Health ABC Heart Failure score has recently been shown to predict 5-year risk of incident heart failure in the elderly. We tested whether this risk score is associated with subclinical phenotypes of heart failure in a younger population.
METHODS: We stratified participants in the Dallas Heart Study aged 30 to 65 years who had a cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and no self-reported history of heart failure or cardiomyopathy into 4 previously defined Health ABC Heart Failure risk groups: low (<5%), average (5%-10%), high (10%-20%), and very high (>20% risk for heart failure within 5 years). We compared left ventricular (LV) structural and functional parameters and levels of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal proBNP among the 4 groups.
RESULTS: In the study cohort (N = 2,540), the percentage of subjects in the low-, average-, high-, and very high risk groups was 78%, 15%, 6%, and 1%, respectively. Indexed LV mass (80 +/- 15 vs 90 +/- 20 vs 95 +/- 25 vs 116 +/- 41 g/m(2)), concentricity (1.6 +/- 0.3 vs 1.8 +/- 0.4 vs 2.0 +/- 0.5 vs 2.2 +/- 0.7 g/mL), median BNP (2.8 vs 3.7 vs 4.9 vs 7.5 pg/mL) and N-terminal proBNP (26 vs 30 vs 40 vs 58 pg/mL), and prevalent LV systolic dysfunction and LV hypertrophy progressively increased across risk groups (P < .001 for all) independent of gender or method of indexing LV mass.
CONCLUSIONS: The Health ABC Heart Failure score was associated with subclinical cardiac structural changes in the general population 30 to 65 years of age, suggesting that it may be a valid tool for identification of young individuals at increased risk for heart failure.
Sachin Gupta; Jarett D Berry; Colby R Ayers; Susan A Matulevicius; Ronald M Peshock; Parag C Patel; David W Markham; Mark H Drazner
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American heart journal     Volume:  159     ISSN:  1097-6744     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Heart J.     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-03     Completed Date:  2010-05-24     Revised Date:  2014-09-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370465     Medline TA:  Am Heart J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  817-24     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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2010 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / statistics & numerical data
Body Composition
Cross-Sectional Studies
Health Status Indicators*
Heart Failure / epidemiology
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular / epidemiology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Natriuretic Peptide, Brain / blood
Risk Assessment
Sex Factors
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / blood,  epidemiology*
Ventricular Function, Left
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
114471-18-0/Natriuretic Peptide, Brain

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