- •Among 1726 community-dwelling adults from the Framingham Heart Study, the prevalence of non-calcified plaque in the ascending and descending aorta was slightly under 50% on CMR.
- •Plaque prevalence was similar between the sexes. Both prevalence and burden of aortic plaque increase with greater age.
- •Noncalcified plaque was not an uncommon finding on thoraco-abdominal CMR in the general population.
Rationale and objectives
Materials and methods
Abbreviations:CMR (cardiovascular magnetic resonance), MR (magnetic resonance), CVD (cardiovascular disease), BMI (body mass index), CKD-Epi (chronic kidney disease epidemiology), eGFR (estimated glomerular filtration rate), TAP (thoracic aortic plaque), AAP (abdominal aortic plaque), DAP (descending aortic plaque), P90 (upper 90th percentile)
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