INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Measurement of coronary artery calcification (CAC) is used in the evaluation of cardiovascular risk. We investigated its usefulness by comparing CAC assessment with that of various risk charts. METHODS: We determined cardiovascular risk in patients without known atherosclerosis using the 1998 European Task Force (ETF), REGICOR (Registre Gironí del Corazón) and SCORE (Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation) charts. CAC was assessed by computerized tomography and meas...Expand abstract
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[Computed tomographic measurement of coronary artery calcification in the assessment of cardiovascular risk: a descriptive study].
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