Prognostic value of coronary artery calcium screening in asymptomatic smokers and non-smokers.

@article{Shaw2006PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic value of coronary artery calcium screening in asymptomatic smokers and non-smokers.},
  author={Leslee J. Shaw and Paolo M Raggi and Tracy Q. Callister and Daniel S. Berman},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 8},
  pages={968-75}
}
AIMS To determine the extent and prognostic significance of coronary artery calcium in asymptomatic smokers and non-smokers. Population data are available on the prognostic impact of smoking on atherosclerotic imaging measurements of the carotid and peripheral arteries. Limited data are available on the impact of cigarette smoking on the prognostic value of coronary calcium. METHODS AND RESULTS A referred patient registry of 10,377 asymptomatic individuals (40% were current smokers) was… CONTINUE READING