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The Association of Subclinical Atherosclerosis with Incident Heart Failure: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study

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Background: Atherosclerosis plays a central role in the pathophysiology of coronary heart disease (CHD), which is believed to be the most common etiology for heart failure (HF). Greater carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), a measure of subclinical atherosclerosis, is associated with left ventricular myocardial dysfunction, a subclinical marker of HF. We investigated the association of carotid IMT with incident HF among middle-aged whites and blacks, controlling for major cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors.
subject
Carotid intima-media thickness
Diabetes mellitus
Heart failure
Subclinical atherosclerosis
contributor
Effoe, Valery (author)
Bertoni, Alain G (committee chair)
Byington, Robert P (committee member)
Wagenknecht, Lynne E (committee member)
Rodriguez, Carlos J (committee member)
Evans, Gregory W (committee member)
date
2013-08-23T08:35:18Z (accessioned)
2013 (issued)
degree
Clinical and Population Translational Sciences (discipline)
10000-01-01 (liftdate)
embargo
forever (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/39025 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
The Association of Subclinical Atherosclerosis with Incident Heart Failure: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
type
Thesis

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