Coronary artery calcium for the prediction of mortality in young adults <45 years old and elderly adults >75 years old.
The value of coronary artery calcium for predicting mortality extends to both elderly patients and those <45 years old. Elderly persons with no CAC have a lower mortality rate than younger persons with high CAC.
- Journal: European Heart Journal
- Year: 2012
- Topic: ASCVD (Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease), Cardiac CT, Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
- Read more articles by: Roger S. Blumenthal, MD, Michael Blaha, MD, MPH, Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH, J. Bill McEvoy, MB BCh, MHS