Diagnostic Value of Coronary Artery Plaque Detected on Computed Tomography Coronary Angiography in Healthy Adults with Zero to Low Coronary Calcium Scores

Jong Shiuan Yeh, Feng Yen Lin, Yung Ta Kao, Nai Wen Tsao, Ming Hsiung Hsieh, Hsiao Wen-Tien, Kuo Gi Shyu, Jaw Wen Chen, Nen Chung Chang, Chun Ming Shih, Chun Yao Huang

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Abstract

Background: We evaluated the predictive value of traditional Framingham Risk Score (FRS) for subclinical coronary plaque detected by computed tomography coronary angiogram (CTCA) in asymptomatic patients with zero to low coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores. Methods: We assessed 167 asymptomatic Taiwanese patients (mean age, 57±11.2 years) who underwent CTCA as part of a health check-up evaluation, and examined the association between FRS, serum biomarkers, and coronary plaque assessed by CTCA. Results: Of 127 patients with CAC scores between

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-226
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine(Taiwan)
Volume5
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

Keywords

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Computed tomography coronary angiogram
  • Coronary artery calcium score
  • Framingham Risk Score
  • Subclinical coronary plaque

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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