Prognostic value of coronary artery calcium score and coronary CT angiography in patients with intermediate risk of coronary artery disease

Mario Petretta, Stefania Daniele, Wanda Acampa, Massimo Imbriaco, Teresa Pellegrino, Giancarlo Messalli, Evgjeni Xhoxhi, Giuseppina Del Prete, Carmela Nappi, Domenico Accardo, Francesco Angeloni, Domenico Bonaduce, Alberto Cuocolo

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare the prognostic value of coronary calcium scoring and coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography in assessing the cardiac risk and its temporal characteristics in patients at intermediate pre-test likelihood of coronary artery disease (CAD). Cardiac CT was performed in 326 patients at intermediate (15-85%) pre-test likelihood of CAD to evaluate calcium score and presence and severity of the disease. Patients were followed-up for the occurrence of major cardiac events (cardiac death, myocardial infarction, and unstable angina requiring revascularization). During follow-up (26 ± 12 months) 34 events occurred. Calcium score, extent of CAD, and plaque extent and distribution were higher (all P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1547-1556
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

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Keywords

  • Characteristics of cardiac risk
  • Coronary artery calcium
  • Coronary CT angiography
  • Likelihood of CAD
  • Prognosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Petretta, M., Daniele, S., Acampa, W., Imbriaco, M., Pellegrino, T., Messalli, G., Xhoxhi, E., Del Prete, G., Nappi, C., Accardo, D., Angeloni, F., Bonaduce, D., & Cuocolo, A. (2012). Prognostic value of coronary artery calcium score and coronary CT angiography in patients with intermediate risk of coronary artery disease. International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging, 28(6), 1547-1556. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10554-011-9948-5