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International Stroke Conference 2023 Moderated Poster Abstracts
Session Title: Brain Health Moderated Poster Tour

Abstract TMP25: Major Adverse Brain Events: Incidence Rates Of A Novel Composite Vascular Neurologic Outcome

Originally published 2023;54:ATMP25

    Background: The classical 3-point composite outcome MACE (major adverse cardiovascular events) includes incident stroke, myocardial infarction, and cardiovascular death. Conventional use of MACE may fail to account for important neurological consequences of vascular risk factors. We sought to report incidence rates of a novel composite neurologic outcome called major adverse brain events (MABE), comprised of incident stroke, dementia, and impaired balance in individuals with the vascular risk factor of hypertension.

    Methods: We analyzed TriNetX, the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), and Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC), three longitudinal, publicly available datasets. We ascertained MABE as well as MACE and MACABE (MABE & MACE) as comparators by applying distinct adjudication methodologies in each dataset. We also evaluated the effect of good vascular health (maintenance of systolic blood pressure <140mm Hg and moderate or high physical activity, GVH) on rates of MABE and MACE in HRS through odds ratios (OR) adjusted for age, sex, and race/ethnicity.

    Results: We included 10,496,366 hypertensive individuals aged ≥40 years in the TriNetX sample with up to 4 years of follow-up, 2,251 hypertensive individuals aged ≥60 years in HRS with 4 years of follow-up, and 1,409 hypertensive individuals in ARIC with a mean of 4.9 years of follow-up. The incidence of MABE was 10.5% in TriNetX (Figure 1), 35.9% in HRS, and 33.3% in ARIC, of MACE was 17.5%, 40.8% and 12.9%, and of MACABE was 21.2%, 56.3%, and 39.9%, respectively. MABE incidence was highest in older, female, and Black individuals. In HRS, the adjusted OR in those with GVH was 0.50 (95% CI 0.34-0.73) for MABE, 0.71 (95% CI 0.51-0.99) for MACE, and 0.59 (95% CI 0.43-0.82) for MACABE.

    Conclusions: These data suggest that MABE is common among patients with hypertension, even in administrative datasets which are expected to have lower event rates. MABE may be useful for interventions that target brain health.


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