Mitral annulus motion as a predictor of mortality in a community-based sample of 75-year-old men and women
2006 (English)In: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 19, no 1, 88-94 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Mitral annulus motion (MAM) is a predictor of mortality in selected patient groups, but its prognostic value in less selected populations is not known. in a community-based random sample of 75-year-old men and women (n = 408), left ventricular function was measured as: (1) maximum amplitude of MAM; and (2) wall-motion index. During a median follow-up of 7.2 years, 83 persons died (26 from cardiac causes). Left ventricular function as measured by MAM predicted the risk of all-cause and cardiac mortality independently of other potential risk factors in this community-based sample. Regarding cardiac mortality, the predictive ability of MAM was also independent of left ventricular systolic function measured as wall-motion index. MAM may prove to be a valuable complement to other echocardiographic methods in the assessment of prognosis in less selected populations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 19, no 1, 88-94 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-93039DOI: 10.1016/j.echo.2005.05.005ISI: 000244333900015OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-93039DiVA: diva2:166395