Coronary Calcium Risk Score and Cardiovascular Risk

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Author(s): Angelica Lehker, Debabrata Mukherjee*

Journal Name: Current Vascular Pharmacology

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The association between presence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) and risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) has been appreciated for decades. In this review, we critically appraise the role of CAC based on computerized tomography in contemporary risk stratification. Available evidence suggests that measurement of CAC is a useful modality in many patients for more precise risk stratification and prognostic determination. Whether newer CAC score incorporating extra coronary calcification, will add incremental value, especially for stroke and other non-coronary vascular outcomes needs prospective study.

Keywords: Coronary artery calcium, Coronary artery disease, Computerized Tomography, Agatston score, statin therapy

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DOI: 10.2174/1570161118666200403143518
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