Coronary artery calcium score and coronary heart disease events in a large cohort of asymptomatic men and women.

@article{Lamonte2005CoronaryAC,
  title={Coronary artery calcium score and coronary heart disease events in a large cohort of asymptomatic men and women.},
  author={Michael J. Lamonte and Shannon J Fitzgerald and Timothy S Church and Carolyn E. Barlow and Nina Butwell Radford and B. D. Levine and John Pippin and Larry W. Gibbons and Steven Noel Blair and Milton Z. Nichaman},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={162 5},
  pages={421-9}
}
Coronary artery calcium (CAC), a measure of subclinical coronary heart disease (CHD), may be useful in identifying asymptomatic persons at risk of CHD events. The current study included 10,746 adults who were 22-96 years of age, were free of known CHD, and had their CAC quantified by electron-beam tomography at baseline as part of a preventive medical examination at the Cooper Clinic (Dallas, Texas) during 1995-2000. During a mean follow-up of 3.5 years, 81 hard events (CHD death, nonfatal… CONTINUE READING
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