Coronary Artery Calcium Scores: Current Thinking and Clinical Applications

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Anil George (Creator)
Assad Movahed (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Abstract: Most incident coronary disease occurs in previously asymptomatic individuals who were considered to be at a lower risk by traditional screening methods. There is a definite advantage if these individuals could be reclassified into a higher risk category thereby impacting disease outcomes favorably. Coronary artery calcium scores have been recognized as an independent marker for adverse prognosis in coronary disease. Multiple population based studies have acknowledged the shortcomings of risk prediction models such as the Framingham risk score or the Procam score. The science behind coronary calcium is discussed briefly followed by a review of current thinking on calcium scores. An attempt has been made to summarize the appropriate indications and use of calcium scores. Originally published Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal Vol. 2 Sep 2008

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The Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal. 2:(September 2008) p. 87-92.
Language: English
Date: 2011
Coronary disease, calcium score, risk prediction model

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