Don’t perform Computed Tomography for coronary calcium score in patients at high cardioascular risk

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“Coronary calcium score” is not predictive of CV events in subjects already at high risk using traditional score systems


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2. Robert A. O’Rourke et al. American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Expert Consensus Document on Electron-Beam Computed Tomography for the Diagnosis and Prognosis of Coronary Artery Disease. Circulation. 2000; 102: 126-140.
3. Greeland P. et al. Coronary Artery Calcium Score Combined With Framingham Score for Risk Prediction in Asymptomatic Individuals. JAMA 2004; Vol 291: 210-215.



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