Prevalence of obstructive coronary artery disease and prognosis in patients with stable symptoms and a zero-coronary calcium score

  title={Prevalence of obstructive coronary artery disease and prognosis in patients with stable symptoms and a zero-coronary calcium score},
  author={Tarun Kumar Mittal and Alison Pottle and Edward D. Nicol and Mahmoud S Barbir and Ben B. Ariff and Saeed Mirsadraee and Mike Dubowitz and Diana A Gorog and Piers Clifford and Soroosh Firoozan and Robert A. Smith and Simon William Dubrey and Harmeet Chana and Jaymin S. Shah and N G Stephens and Christopher Travill and Andrew D. Kelion and Mini V. Pakkal and Adam D Timmis},
  journal={European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging},
  pages={922 - 929}
Abstract Aims CT calcium scoring (CTCS) and CT cardiac angiography (CTCA) are widely used in patients with stable chest pain to exclude significant coronary artery disease (CAD). We aimed to resolve uncertainty about the prevalence of obstructive coronary artery disease and long-term outcomes in patients with a zero-calcium score (ZCS). Methods and results Consecutive patients with stable cardiac symptoms referred for CTCS or CTCS and CTCA from chest pain clinics to a tertiary cardiothoracic… 

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