Prospective association of polycystic ovary syndrome with coronary artery calcification and carotid-intima-media thickness: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Women's study.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology, Volume 34, Issue 12, p.2688-94 (2014)

Keywords:

Adult, Cardiovascular Diseases, Carotid Intima-Media Thickness, Cohort Studies, Coronary Artery Disease, Coronary Vessels, Female, Humans, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Prospective Studies, Risk Factors, Vascular Calcification, Young Adult

Abstract:

To study the independent associations of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and its 2 components, hyperandrogenism and anovulation, with coronary artery calcification (CAC) and carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT).