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A long term follow-up study in young adults demonstrate increased plaque formation in the coronary arteries and thickening of carotid IMT in those with healthier lifestyle.

Very high calcium score of >1000 in asymptomatic patients were found to be associated with >8 fold greater mortality compared with those with absent score over a mean follow-up period of 5.6 years.

In this prospective study, led by Prof Newby of University of Edinburgh, evaluated the use of 18F-NaF and 18F-FDG tracers in identification of ruptured and high-risk atherosclerotic plaques using PET-CT.

Budoff MJ et al investigated whether the association of the presence of coronary calcium with incident nonfatal and fatal cardiovascular events is different among these 2 large, population-based observational studies.