Relation of coronary artery calcium to left ventricular mass in African-Americans

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Both coronary artery calcium (CAC) deposits and increased left ventricular (LV) mass are important risk factors for coronary heart disease, but the relation between these 2 factors has rarely been studied. We examined the correlation of CAC and LV mass in 159 young to middle-aged African-Americans, and found that the average LV mass indexes were bigger in the CAC-positive groups than in CAC-negative groups in both genders (p = 0.0004 in men; p = 0.08 in women).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)490-492
Number of pages3
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 15 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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