Altered coronary artery calcium scores before bariatric surgery

  title={Altered coronary artery calcium scores before bariatric surgery},
  author={Patr{\'i}cia Sampaio Gadelha and Josemberg Marins Campos and Fernando Oriolli de Moraes and Mariana da F S Le{\~a}o and {\'A}lvaro Ant{\^o}nio Bandeira Ferraz},
INTRODUCTION Obesity is an important cause of cardiovascular disease, especially coronary artery disease. Severely obese patients are particularly prone to this risk. The coronary artery calcium (CAC) score is a strong predictor of coronary heart disease and provides incremental information beyond traditional risk factors. We sought to determine the… CONTINUE READING