=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 4 Multivariate analysis – Hard events (cardiac death + nonfatal AMI + stroke)

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

    95% CI
Variable p value HR Lower Upper
LV EF <0,01 3,0 1,3 7,1
Aorta plaque =0,04 2,4 1,0 5,5
  1. HR = Hazard Ratio; CI = Confidence Interval