Comparison of ordinal versus Agatston coronary calcification scoring for cardiovascular disease mortality in community-living individuals

Abstract

Coronary artery calcification (CAC) by the Agatston method predicts cardiovascular disease (CVD), but requires cardiac gated computed tomography (CT) scans, a procedure not covered by most insurance providers. An ordinal CAC score (scored 0–12 based on artery number and extent of calcification involvement) can be measured on standard chest CTs. However, the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10554-014-0392-1

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