=2 (HR 2.4, CI 1.0–5.5) predicted hard cardiovascular events. Conclusion Atherosclerosis of the descending aorta observed during transesophageal echocardiography is a useful predictor of cardiovascular events."/>
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Table 3 Univariate analysis – Hard events (cardiac death + nonfatal AMI + stroke)

From: Atherosclerosis of the descending aorta predicts cardiovascular events: a transesophageal echocardiography study

Variable p value
LV EF 0,0069
Aorta plaque 0,0283
Age 0,0440
Cholesterol 0,5642
Diabetes 0,9161
Hypertension 0,3212
Previous MI 0,6053
Male gender 0,9880
  1. LV EF = Left ventricular ejection fraction; MI = myocardial infarction