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Open Access Coronary Calcium Scoring in 2017

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Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is as an independent risk predictor of cardiovascular disease and can classify an individual's risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, particularly in intermediate-risk individuals. Also, CAC progression is associated with greater rates of cardiovascular events. This article provides available data and expert recommendations for CAC based on current publications. We focus on the utility of CAC for stratification of individuals and describe its diagnostic value in identifying patients at risk. We also describe the important ability of CAC to derisk a patient with a score of zero.
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Keywords: ASCVD risk; coronary artery calcification

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 2016

This article was made available online on January 31, 2017 as a Fast Track article with title: "Coronary Calcium Scoring in 2017".

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  • Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA) publishes focused articles and original clinical research that explore novel developments in cardiovascular disease, effective control and rehabilitation in cardiovascular disease, and promote cardiovascular innovations and applications for the betterment of public health globally. The journal publishes basic research that has clinical applicability in order to promote timely communication of the latest insights relating to coronary artery disease, heart failure, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmia, prevention of cardiovascular disease with a heavy emphasis on risk factor modification. Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications is the official journal of the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC). It aims to continue the work of the GW-ICC by providing a global scientific communication platform for cardiologists that bridges East and West.

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