Cost-effectiveness of coronary artery calcium testing for coronary heart and cardiovascular disease risk prediction to guide statin allocation

The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

Eric T. Roberts, Aaron Horne, Seth Martin, Michael Blaha, Ron Blankstein, Matthew J. Budoff, Christopher Sibley, Joseph F. Polak, Kevin Frick, Roger S Blumenthal, Khurram Nasir

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Background: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) showed that the addition of coronary artery calcium (CAC) to traditional risk factors improves risk classification, particularly in intermediate risk asymptomatic patients with LDL cholesterol levels

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere0116377
JournalPLoS One
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 18 2015

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Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
coronary vessels
cost effectiveness
Cost effectiveness
atherosclerosis
cardiovascular diseases
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Coronary Disease
Atherosclerosis
Coronary Vessels
Cardiovascular Diseases
Calcium
calcium
prediction
Testing
low density lipoprotein cholesterol
LDL Cholesterol
risk factors
testing
coronary disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Cost-effectiveness of coronary artery calcium testing for coronary heart and cardiovascular disease risk prediction to guide statin allocation : The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). / Roberts, Eric T.; Horne, Aaron; Martin, Seth; Blaha, Michael; Blankstein, Ron; Budoff, Matthew J.; Sibley, Christopher; Polak, Joseph F.; Frick, Kevin; Blumenthal, Roger S; Nasir, Khurram.

In: PLoS One, Vol. 10, No. 3, e0116377, 18.03.2015.

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