Electron beam computed tomographic coronary calcium as a predictor of coronary events: comparison of two protocols.

@article{Secci1997ElectronBC,
  title={Electron beam computed tomographic coronary calcium as a predictor of coronary events: comparison of two protocols.},
  author={Alessandra Secci and N. Wong and Wendell Tang and Shouli Wang and Terry Doherty and Robert C. Detrano},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1997},
  volume={96 4},
  pages={1122-9}
}
BACKGROUND We assessed the accuracy of two electron beam computed tomography (EBCT) protocols for predicting coronary events. METHODS AND RESULTS In 1994, 24 months after enrollment in a longitudinal study, 326 high-risk adults underwent both 3- and 6-mm image-slice thickness EBCT scanning and were followed up for 32.0+/-4.0 additional months. Events were defined as either coronary death, myocardial infarction, or revascularization. We monitored these subjects for the 32-month postscanning… CONTINUE READING