Screening Low-Risk Individuals for Coronary Artery Disease

  title={Screening Low-Risk Individuals for Coronary Artery Disease},
  author={Chintan S. Desai and Roger S. Blumenthal and Philip Greenland},
  journal={Current Atherosclerosis Reports},
A large proportion of cardiovascular events occur in individuals classified by traditional risk factors as “low-risk.” Efforts to improve early detection of coronary artery disease among low-risk individuals, or to improve risk assessment, might be justified by this large population burden. The most promising tests for improving risk assessment, or early detection, include the coronary artery calcium (CAC) score, the ankle-brachial index (ABI), and the high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP… 
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