Association between brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity and occult coronary artery disease detected by multi-detector computed tomography

International Journal of Cardiology, 05/24/2012

The authors found that brachial–ankle PWV (baPWV) was associated with risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including CACS, in asymptomatic individuals, and the optimal baPWV cutoff value for occult coronary artery disease (CAD) detected by MDCT was 1426cm/s. These findings suggest that baPWV may be a useful screening tool for predicting occult CAD.

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