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How Long do Your Angiographically Normal Coronary Arteries Remain Normal? A Pilot Study.
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PMID:  24755697     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Coronary atherosclerosis is a progressive disease. We sought to determine whether this fact also applies to patients at an advanced age with normal coronary arteries (NCAs) undergoing repeat catheterization at least 5 years later. Of the 189 patients who were found to have NCAs, 154 (81%) remained with NCAs and 35 (19%) developed obstructive coronary artery disease (OCAD). Development of OCAD was observed at all ages. Isolated risk factors were not associated with the appearance of OCAD, but the combination of diabetes mellitus with age >65 years or with smoking was associated with the appearance of OCAD (P = .04 for both). In conclusion, the finding of angiographically NCAs in elderly individuals does not prevent the later development of OCAD.
Jean Marc Weinstein; Carlos Cafri; Sergio Kobal; Michael Sherf; Reuben Ilia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-4-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1940-1574     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-4-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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