We examined the relation of measures of echocardiographic left ventricular mass and geometry with coronary artery calcium (CAC) in 2,724 young adults. After adjustment for other coronary risk factors, left atrial dimension remained associated with the presence of CAC, and among subjects positive for CAC, left ventricular mass, end-systolic stress, and septal and posterior wall thicknesses in diastole remained associated with an increased extent of CAC.
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This study was supported in part by contracts from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Coordinating Center, Birmingham, Alabama (N01-HC-95095); University of Alabama at Birmingham, Field Center, Birmingham, Alabama (N01-HC-48047); University of Minnesota, Field Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (N01-HC-48048); Northwestern University, Field Center, Chicago, Illinois (N01-HC-48049); Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, Oakland, California (N01-HC-48050); University of California, Irvine, Echocardiography Reading Center, Irvine, California (N01-HC-45134); and Harbor-UCLA Research Education Institute, Computed Tomography Reading Center, Torrance, California (N01-HC-05187) from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland. Brief reports