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Is Mitral Annular Calcification Associated With Atherosclerotic Risk Factors and Severity and Complexity of Coronary Artery Disease?
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PMID:  25217028     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We assessed the association of mitral annular calcification (MAC) with atherosclerotic risk factors and severity and complexity of coronary artery disease (CAD). Cardiac catheterization reports and electronic medical records from 2010 to 2011 were retrospectively reviewed. A total of 481 patients were divided into 2 groups: MAC present (209) and MAC absent (272). All major cardiovascular risk factors, comorbidities, and coronary lesion characteristics were included. On linear regression analysis, age (P = .001, β 1.12) and female gender (P = .031, β 0.50) were the independent predictors of MAC. Mitral annular calcification was not independently associated with the presence of lesions with >70% stenosis (P = .283), number of obstructive vessels (P = .469), lesions with 50% to 70% stenosis (P = .458), and Synergy Between Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With Taxus and Cardiac Surgery score (P = .479). Mitral annular calcification is probably a benign marker of age-related degenerative changes in the heart independent of the severity and complexity of CAD.
Hemal Bhatt; Dharmesh Sanghani; Kell Julliard; George Fernaine
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-9-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1940-1574     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-9-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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