Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the western countries. Conventional risk evaluation of asymptomatic individuals is unfortunately inaccurate. There is a need for better diagnostic tools to identify persons, who will benefit from intensified preventive treatment. Coronary artery calcium score (CACS) measured by multi-slice CT scan contributes significantly to risk stratification especially in persons with intermediate risk assessed by conventional risk analysis. A CACS-guided preventive intervention strategy seems appealing to reduce mortality due to cardiovascular disease.
Ugeskrift for Laeger, 2011, Vol 173, Issue 36, p. 2190-5
Calcinosis; Calcium; Coronary Angiography; Coronary Artery Disease; Humans; Predictive Value of Tests; Prognosis; Risk Assessment; Tomography, X-Ray Computed