Coronary Arterial Calcium and Outcomes

Jonathan Rubin, Khurram Nasir, Arthur S. Agatston, Roger S. Blumenthal, Juan J. Rivera

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Abstract

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Identifying individuals at risk for cardiovascular events facilitates the earlier initiation of preventive therapies of at-risk individuals. While many risk scores and algorithms aimed at identifying individuals at increased risk for events are commonly used in clinical practice, their ability to correctly identify individuals who will experience a cardiovascular event is limited. Coronary artery calcium scoring is a noninvasive method of quantifying the burden of coronary atherosclerosis and has been demonstrated to improve the risk prediction of individuals above and beyond traditional risk factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-349
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Cardiovascular Imaging Reports
Volume3
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 5 2010

Keywords

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary calcium
  • Coronary calcium score
  • Multidetector computed tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Histology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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    Rubin, J., Nasir, K., Agatston, A. S., Blumenthal, R. S., & Rivera, J. J. (2010). Coronary Arterial Calcium and Outcomes. Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports, 3(6), 342-349. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12410-010-9049-1