Thoracic aortic calcification and coronary heart disease events: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (MESA).

@article{Budoff2011ThoracicAC,
  title={Thoracic aortic calcification and coronary heart disease events: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (MESA).},
  author={Matthew J. Budoff and Khurram Nasir and Ronit Katz and Junichiro Takasu and J. Jeffery Carr and Nathan D Wong and Matthew J. Allison and Joao A. C. Lima and Robert C. Detrano and Roger S. Blumenthal and Richard A. Kronmal},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2011},
  volume={215 1},
  pages={196-202}
}
BACKGROUND The presence and extent of coronary artery calcium (CAC) is an independent predictor of coronary heart disease (CHD) morbidity and mortality. Few studies have evaluated interactions or independent incremental risk for coronary and thoracic aortic calcification (TAC). The independent predictive value of TAC for CHD events is not well-established. METHODS This study used risk factor and computed tomography scan data from 6807 participants in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis… CONTINUE READING