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Relation of echocardiographic left ventricular mass, geometry and wall stress, and left atrial dimension to coronary calcium in young adults (the CARDIA study)

We examined the relation of measures of echocardiographic left ventricular mass and geometry with coronary artery calcium (CAC) in 2,724 young adults. After adjustment for other coronary risk factors, left atrial dimension remained associated with the presence of CAC, and among subjects positive for CAC, left ventricular mass, end-systolic stress, and septal and posterior wall thicknesses in diastole remained associated with an increased extent of CAC.

Authors: Gardin JM; Iribarren C; Detrano RC; Liu K; Schreiner PJ; Loria CM; Wong ND

Am J Cardiol. 2005 Mar 1;95(5):626-9.

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