Identification of patients at increased risk of first unheralded acute myocardial infarction by electron-beam computed tomography Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Calcinosis
  • Calcium
  • Coronary Disease
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

abstract

  • Coronary calcium is present in most patients who suffer acute coronary events. Although the event rate is greater for patients with high absolute CSs, few patients have this degree of calcification on a screening EBCT. Conversely, the majority of events occur in individuals with high CS percentiles. Hence, CS percentiles constitute a more effective screening method to stratify individuals at risk.

publication date

  • February 29, 2000

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 10694523

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 850

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 101

number

  • 8