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Coronary Artery Calcium Scanning: The Key to the Primary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease.
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PMID:  25432388     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Coronary artery calcium scanning (CAC) is the most powerful prognosticator of cardiac risk in the asymptomatic primary prevention population, far exceeding the role of risk factor-based paradigms. The primary utility of risk factors is to identify treatable targets for risk reduction after risk has been determined by CAC. Serial calcium scanning to evaluate progression of calcified plaque is useful for determining the response to treatment. The 2013 cholesterol treatment guidelines understate the value of CAC scanning for atherosclerotic disease risk assessment.
Authors:
Harvey S Hecht
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Type:  REVIEW    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1558-4410     ISO Abbreviation:  Endocrinol. Metab. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2014 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-11-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8800104     Medline TA:  Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  893-911     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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