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Coronary artery calcium scores: current thinking and clinical applications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19337360     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
Anil George; Assad Movahed
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-09-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  The open cardiovascular medicine journal     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1874-1924     ISO Abbreviation:  Open Cardiovasc Med J     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-01     Completed Date:  2009-10-26     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101480504     Medline TA:  Open Cardiovasc Med J     Country:  Unknown    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-92     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Professor of Medicine and Radiology, Associate Division Chief, Director of Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiovascular Science Department, Director of Cardiovascular Imaging Center, The Brody School of Medicine, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, 600 Moye Boulevard, Greenville, NC 27834, USA.
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