Coronary Artery Calcification
Prospective multicentre trial aimed to investigate the use of CT coronary angiogram compared to standard care in patients with stable chest pain in terms of its affect on diagnosis, management and outcome of patients.
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.
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.