Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

CAC measurements predict HFpEF risk in women

Usefulness of Coronary Artery Calcium to Predict Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction in Men Versus Women (From the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis)

Literature - Sharma K, Al Rifai M, Ahmed HM, et al. - Am J of Cardiol 2017; published online ahead of print

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In asymptomatic individuals without clinical CVD, the measurement of CAC was associated with the risk of HFpEF in women and may therefore be helpful for the risk stratification of HFpEF in women. These findings suggest that CAC may be used to identify and introduce appropriate preventive measures for women at high risk of HFpEF.


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