Left atrial diameter as an independent predictor of first clinical cardiovascular events in middle-aged and elderly adults: The Strong Heart Study (SHS) Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cardiomegaly

abstract

  • In this population-based cohort, LA diameter independently predicted incident cardiovascular events after adjustment for established clinical, echocardiographic, and inflammatory risk factors. This simple measure of LA dilatation can identify individuals at heightened risk who may warrant more aggressive risk factor modification.

publication date

  • February 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ahj.2005.04.031

PubMed ID

  • 16442908

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 412

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 151

number

  • 2