Prognostic value of coronary electron-beam computed tomography for coronary heart disease events in asymptomatic populations.

@article{Omalley2000PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic value of coronary electron-beam computed tomography for coronary heart disease events in asymptomatic populations.},
  author={Patrick G O'malley and Allen J. Taylor and Jeffrey L Jackson and Terry Doherty and Robert C. Detrano},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={85 8},
  pages={945-8}
}
The predictive ability of electron-beam computed tomography (EBCT) for coronary heart disease outcomes, particularly hard coronary outcomes (myocardial infarction or death), has been questioned in asymptomatic populations. Our objective was to synthesize data on the use of EBCT for determining cardiovascular prognosis in asymptomatic populations. Studies were identified using standard systematic review methods. The outcome of interest was relative risk for myocardial infarction or sudden death… CONTINUE READING