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Ideal Cardiovascular Health During Adult Life and Cardiovascular Structure and Function Among the Elderly.

TitleIdeal Cardiovascular Health During Adult Life and Cardiovascular Structure and Function Among the Elderly.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsShah AM, Claggett B, Folsom AR, Lutsey PL, Ballantyne CM, Heiss G
Secondary AuthorsSolomon SD
JournalCirculation
Volume132
Issue21
Pagination1979-89
Date Published2015 Nov 24
ISSN1524-4539
KeywordsAged, Aged, 80 and over, Aging, American Heart Association, Blood Glucose, Body Mass Index, Cardiovascular Diseases, Health Status Indicators, Heart, Humans, Hyperglycemia, Hypertension, Middle Aged, Motor Activity, Overweight, Prevalence, Prospective Studies, Pulse Wave Analysis, Risk Factors, Smoking, Ultrasonography, United States
Abstract

BACKGROUND: A higher American Heart Association cardiovascular health score (CVHS) predicts a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, the relationship of CVHS attainment through midlife to late life with CVD prevalence and cardiovascular structure and function in late life is not well described.

METHODS AND RESULTS: The following 6 ideal cardiovascular health metrics were assessed in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study participants at 5 examination visits between 1987 and 2013: nonsmoking, body mass index

CONCLUSIONS: Greater attainment of, and improvements in, ideal cardiovascular health through midlife to late life are associated with lower CVD prevalence and better cardiovascular structure and function when elderly. These findings highlight the importance of consistent primordial and primary prevention efforts throughout midlife to late life as a potential intervention to decrease the burden of CVD among the elderly.

DOI10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.017882
Alternate JournalCirculation
PubMed ID26350059
PubMed Central IDPMC4835821
Grant ListHHSN268201100012C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
K08 HL116792 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100009I / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100010C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100008C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100005G / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100008I / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100007C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100011I / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100011C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100006C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100005I / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100009C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100005C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100007I / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
1K08HL116792-01A1 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States