Electron beam computed tomographic coronary calcium score cutpoints and severity of associated angiographic lumen stenosis.

@article{Rumberger1997ElectronBC,
  title={Electron beam computed tomographic coronary calcium score cutpoints and severity of associated angiographic lumen stenosis.},
  author={John A. Rumberger and Patrick F. Sheedy and Jerome F. Breen and Robert S. Schwartz},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={29 7},
  pages={1542-8}
}
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine a range of cutpoints for coronary calcium scores measured by electron beam computed tomography (EBCT) in predicting the likely severity of associated angiographic coronary artery stenoses. BACKGROUND EBCT can quantify coronary calcium and allow the estimation of atherosclerotic plaque burden, but use of the calcium score to define lumen narrowing is controversial. METHODS A total of 213 patients (mean [+/- SD] age 50 +/- 9 years) underwent coronary… CONTINUE READING

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