Difference in atherosclerosis burden in different nations and continents assessed by coronary artery calcium.

@article{Santos2006DifferenceIA,
  title={Difference in atherosclerosis burden in different nations and continents assessed by coronary artery calcium.},
  author={Raul D Santos and Khurram Nasir and John A. Rumberger and Matthew J. Budoff and Joel B. Braunstein and Romeu S{\'e}rgio Meneghelo and Miguel Barreiros and Armando Pereirinha and Jos{\'e} Ant{\^o}nio Maluf de Carvalho and Roger S. Blumenthal and Paolo M Raggi},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2006},
  volume={187 2},
  pages={378-84}
}
We utilized coronary artery calcium scores (CACS) to assess differences in atherosclerosis burden between asymptomatic White populations living in continents with different cardiovascular disease rates. The similarities in the genetic pool between Brazilian and Portuguese Caucasian subjects offered an opportunity to assess the influence of environmental factors on the development of atherosclerosis. We reviewed CACS data from 17,563 individuals (12,378 men and 5169 women) collected in the USA… CONTINUE READING

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