No evidence of increased prevalence of premature coronary artery disease in New York City police officers as predicted by coronary artery calcium scoring

Nikolas Wanahita, Jia Lin See, Kenneth N. Giedd, Patricia Friedmann, Nir N. Somekh, Steven R. Bergmann

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES:: To investigate the prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) in active New York City police officers as detected by coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring. METHODS:: We assessed 2064 New York City police officers who underwent electron beam computed tomography for quantification of CAC. RESULTS:: The mean age of study subjects was 42 ± 6 years. A CAC score of 0 was present in 74% of men and 80% of women. A subset of 75 officers with known early exposure to World Trade Center dust were evaluated separately. CONCLUSION:: New York City police officers do not have an increased prevalence of CAD compared with the general population as assessed with CAC scoring. At 5 years, exposure to World Trade Center dust does not appear to increase the risk of premature CAD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)661-665
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume52
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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