Mortality in individuals without known coronary artery disease but with discordance between the framingham risk score and coronary artery calcium

Naser Ahmadi, Fereshteh Hajsadeghi, Roger S Blumenthal, Matthew J. Budoff, Gregg W. Stone, Ramin Ebrahimi

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A risk-management approach based on the Framingham risk score (FRS), although useful in preventing future coronary artery disease (CAD) events, is unable to identify a considerable portion of patients with CAD who need aggressive medical management. Coronary artery calcium (CAC), an anatomic marker of atherosclerosis, correlates well with presence and extent of CAD. This study investigated mortality risk associated with CAC score and FRS in subjects classified as "low risk" versus "high risk" based on FRS. In total 730 veterans without known CAD (61 ± 10 years old, 12.8% women) underwent measurement of their FRS and CAC. Subjects were classified as "discordant low risk" (DLR) if their FRS was

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)799-804
Number of pages6
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume107
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 2011

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Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary Vessels
Calcium
Mortality
Risk Management
Veterans
Atherosclerosis

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Mortality in individuals without known coronary artery disease but with discordance between the framingham risk score and coronary artery calcium. / Ahmadi, Naser; Hajsadeghi, Fereshteh; Blumenthal, Roger S; Budoff, Matthew J.; Stone, Gregg W.; Ebrahimi, Ramin.

In: The American Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 107, No. 6, 15.03.2011, p. 799-804.

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Ahmadi, Naser ; Hajsadeghi, Fereshteh ; Blumenthal, Roger S ; Budoff, Matthew J. ; Stone, Gregg W. ; Ebrahimi, Ramin. / Mortality in individuals without known coronary artery disease but with discordance between the framingham risk score and coronary artery calcium. In: The American Journal of Cardiology. 2011 ; Vol. 107, No. 6. pp. 799-804.
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