Integrative predictive model of coronary artery calcification in atherosclerosis.

@article{McGeachie2009IntegrativePM,
  title={Integrative predictive model of coronary artery calcification in atherosclerosis.},
  author={Michael McGeachie and Rachel Badovinac Ramoni and Josyf C Mychaleckyj and Karen L. Furie and Jonathan M. Dreyfuss and Yongmei Liu and David Herrington and Xiuqing Guo and Joao A. C. Lima and Wendy Post and Jerome I. Rotter and Stephen S. Rich and Michele M Sale and Marco F. Ramoni},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2009},
  volume={120 24},
  pages={2448-54}
}
BACKGROUND Many different genetic and clinical factors have been identified as causes or contributors to atherosclerosis. We present a model of preclinical atherosclerosis based on genetic and clinical data that predicts the presence of coronary artery calcification in healthy Americans of European descent 45 to 84 years of age in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). METHODS AND RESULTS We assessed 712 individuals for the presence or absence of coronary artery calcification and… CONTINUE READING
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