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 prevalence of abnormally high CAC scores in the preoperative setting among patients undergoing bariatric surgery and to establish risk predictors… CONTINUE READING