Relationship of Hypertension to Coronary Atherosclerosis and Cardiac Events in Patients With Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography

Hypertension

20 June Jun 2017 5 months ago
  • Pontone G, Andreini D

Hypertension is an atherosclerosis factor and is associated with cardiovascular risk. The Authors investigated the relationship between hypertension and the presence, extent, and severity of coronary atherosclerosis in coronary computed tomographic angiography and cardiac events risk.

Compared with no-hypertension patients without coronary atherosclerosis, hypertension patients with no coronary atherosclerosis and obstructive coronary disease tended to have higher risk of cardiac events. Similar trends were observed with respect to extent of coronary artery disease. Compared with no-hypertension patients, hypertensive patients have increased presence, extent, and severity of coronary atherosclerosis and tend to have an increase in major adverse cardiac events.

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  • Nakanishi R, Baskaran L, Gransar H, Budoff MJ, Achenbach S, Al-Mallah M, Cademartiri F, Callister TQ, Chang HJ, Chinnaiyan K, Chow BJW, DeLago A, Hadamitzky M, Hausleiter J, Cury R, Feuchtner G, Kim YJ, Leipsic J, Kaufmann PA, Maffei E, Raff G, Shaw LJ, Villines TC, Dunning A, Marques H, Pontone G, Andreini D, Rubinshtein R, Bax J, Jones E, Hindoyan N, Gomez M, Lin FY, Min JK, Berman DS. Relationship of Hypertension to Coronary Atherosclerosis and Cardiac Events in Patients With Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography. Hypertension 2017 Jun 12 [Epub ahead of print] Vai su PubMed