Association between metabolic syndrome and subclinical coronary atherosclerosis in asymptomatic adults

Iftikhar Jan Kullo, Andrea E. Cassidy, Patricia A. Peyser, Stephen T Turner, Patrick F. Sheedy, Lawrence F. Bielak

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Metabolic syndrome was associated with the presence and quantity of coronary artery calcium, a marker of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis, in 1,129 asymptomatic adults, ages 20 to 79 years, from a community-based study. The association was independent of 10-year risk of coronary heart disease based on the Framingham risk score.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1554-1558
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 15 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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