Walking speed and subclinical atherosclerosis in healthy older adults: the Whitehall II study

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Hamer, M.; Kivimaki, M.; Lahiri, A.; Yerramasu, A.; Deanfield, J. E.; Marmot, M. G.; Steptoe, A.;
  • Publisher: BMJ Group
  • Journal: Heart, volume 96, issue 5, pages 380-384 (issn: 1355-6037, eissn: 1468-201X)
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  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1136/hrt.2009.183350, pmc: PMC2921267
  • Subject: atherosclerosis | gait speed | epidemiology | Ageing | exercise testing | risk stratification | physical function | 1506 | imaging | Coronary-artery calcium, intima-media thickness, physical-activity, cardiovascular-disease, risk-factors, gait variability, association, calcification, performance, disability | computed tomography scanning
    mesheuropmc: cardiovascular diseases

Objective Extended walking speed is a predictor of incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) in older individuals, but the ability of an objective short-distance walking speed test to stratify the severity of preclinical conditions remains unclear. This study examined wheth... View more
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