Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

C. Mayer, B. Hametner, K Whitelegg, T. Weber, S. Wassertheurer:
"Sex-specific pulse wave velocity cut-offs improve survival analysis in patients with suspected coronary artery disease";
Talk: Artery Conference 2017, Pisa; 2017-10-12 - 2017-10-14; in: "Artery Conference 2017", J. Cockroft, S. Laurent, C. Vlachopoulos (ed.); Artery 2017, 20/Elsevier (2017), ISSN: 1872-9312; 100 - 101.

English abstract:
Objectives: there is evidence for sex and age influences on pluse wave velocity (PWV). Guidelines suggest a sex-independet cut-off for PWV. It is not obvious that an age- and blood-pressure-independent cut-off is suitable in different populations [1,2].
Thus, the aim is to investigate the suitability of sex-independent cut-offs for risk prediction in a high-risk cohort.
Methods: PWV was measured invasively (iv.PWV; catheter pullback) and non-ivaseively (non- invPWV; ARCSolver PWV) for patients with suspected CAD at the hospital in Wels- Grieskirchen (Austria). Patients were grouped in for subgroups based on sex and PWV cut-offs (guidlines and sex-specific ones). A combination of myocardial infarction, death, stroke and cardiovascular revascularization served as primary endpoint. Kaplan-Meier curves, logrank test and hazard-ratios were used for survival analysis and receiver-oprating-characteristics (ROC) to determine sex-specific cut-offs.
results: 604 male (61 (11 SD) years) and 324 female (65 (11 SD) years) with a median follow-up of 1576 days and 215 events were included. Logrank test revealed significant differences beween Kaplan-Meier curves (p<0.001), but dichotomized PWV remained just discrimminative in women, but not men, for invasive and non- invasive recordings. ROC analysis revealed sex-specific cut-offs of 8.5 m/s (men) of 9.6 m/s (women) for invasive and 8.9 m/s (men) or 10.0 m/s (women) for non- ivasive recordings. When using these cut-offs, PWV turned out to be discriminative in both sexes (Table).

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