Ultrafast computed tomography-detected coronary calcium reflects the angiographic extent of coronary arterial atherosclerosis

Arthur S. Agatston, Warren R. Janowitz, Glenn Kaplan, Julius Gasso, Frank Hildner, Manual Viamonte

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Abstract

This study demonstrates the potential of ultrafast CT quantification of coronary calcium to reflect the extent of atherosclerosis measured by coronary angiography. The findings are concordant with pathology studies that have also shown a close relation between the extent of coronary calcium and the extent of atherosclerosis.6 The usefulness of this technique in finding a population of asymptomatic subjects in whom aggressive risk factor modification would be cost-effective should be explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1272-1274
Number of pages3
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume74
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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