Identification of patients at increased risk of first unheralded acute myocardial infarction by electron-beam computed tomography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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.