Correlation of atrial fibrillation with presence or absence of mitral anular calcium in 604 persons older than 60 years

Wilbert S. Aronow, Kenneth S. Schwartz, Mordecai Koenigsberg

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Abstract

Savage et al1 reported a 12-fold increase in atrial fibrillation (AF) in persons with mitral anular calcium (MAC) in the Framingham Study. During a blinded, prospective study investigating the prevalence of MAC diagnosed by M-mode and 2-dimensional echo-cardiograms in an unselected population older than 62 years in a long-term health care facility,2,3 we recorded electrocardiograms to determine the prevalence of AF and its correlation with the presence or absence of MAC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1213-1214
Number of pages2
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume59
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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