Estimation of cardiac event risk by MDCT.


Coronary calcifications are specific markers for coronary atherosclerosis. The amount of coronary calcium is related to the likelihood of vulnerable plaques. Vulnerable plaques may rupture and may result in sudden coronary thrombus formation, occlusion, ischemia and ventricular fibrillation and finally cardiac death. Therefore, it is reasonable to believe… (More)


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@article{Becker2005EstimationOC, title={Estimation of cardiac event risk by MDCT.}, author={Christoph Becker}, journal={European radiology}, year={2005}, volume={15 Suppl 2}, pages={B17-22} }