Publications in Scientific Journals:

T. Weber, S. Wassertheurer, B. Hametner, C. Mayer, S. Moebus, S. Schramm, U. Roggenbuck, N. Lehmann, K. Joeckel, R. Erbel:
"Additive prognostic value of vascular aging and coronary artery calcium for all-cause mortality in the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study";
European Heart Journal, 41 (2020), Supplement 2; 1 pages.

English abstract:

Vascular aging, defined by aortic pulse wave velocity (aoPWV), as well as coronary artery calcium (CaC), are emerging risk predictors.

To investigate the prognostic role of functional (vascular aging) and structural (CaC) arterial parameters in individuals without established cardiovascular disease.

We utilized our recently established population-based reference values for healthy (HVA), normal (NVA) and early (EVA) vascular aging in the poipulation-based Heinz Nixdorf Recall (HNR) study. HVA was the lowest, and EVA the highest age- and sex-specific decile of estimated aoPWV, derived from radial waveforms with a validated regression formula. CaC was measured with electron beam computed tomography (Agatston-score). The additive prognostic value of both parameters for all-cause mortality was tested, using Kaplan Meier curves and Cox Regression models. The latter included age, sex, diastolic blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes as covariates.

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