Curr Cardiovasc Imaging Rep (2017) 10:33 DOI 10.1007/s12410-017-9431-3 CARDIAC COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (T VILLINES, SECTION EDITOR) Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring: a Valuable Aid in Shared Decision Making Among Non-traditional Risk Markers 1 2 3 2,4 Anurag Mehta & Michael J. Blaha & Joseph Miller III & Parag H. Joshi Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 Abstract Keywords Coronary artery calcium Non-traditional risk . . Purpose of the Review The purpose of this study was to eval- factors Cardiovascular risk assessment Prevention uate the utility of coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring and compare it with other non-traditional cardiovascular risk markers for improvement in cardiovascular risk assessment. Abbreviations Recent Findings CAC scoring refines risk assessment among ABI ankle-brachial index asymptomatic patients eligible for primary prevention across ACC American College of Cardiology the spectrum of cardiovascular risk. Its use has been well- AHA American Heart Association validated in several multi-ethnic population-based cohorts. ASCVD atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease With the recent ACC/AHA cholesterol treatment guidelines CAC coronary artery calcium expanding the eligibility for statin therapy for primary preven- CARDIA Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young tion, the absence of CAC can be a powerful tool for identify- Adults ing those at lower risk of future cardiovascular
Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports – Springer Journals
Published: Aug 12, 2017
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