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Use of coronary calcium score in the assessment of atherosclerotic lesions in coronary arteries

Małgorzata Konieczyńska, Wiesława Tracz, Mieczysław Pasowicz, Tadeusz Przewłocki
Kardiol Pol 2006;64(10):1073-1079.

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Vol 64, No 10 (2006)
Other
Published online: 2006-10-31
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Introduction: Increased cardiovascular morbidity leads to search for new, non-invasive diagnostic methods for early detection of atherosclerosis. Among others computed tomography has become a matter of interest. The usefulness of quantitative analysis of calcification using multislice spiral computed tomography (MSCT) in cardiology has been studied recently. Aim: To evaluate the usefulness of calcium score (CS), estimated with MSCT, in identifying the risk of coronary artery stenosis. Methods: The analysis involved 340 consecutive patients, 222 men and 118 women, mean age 59.7±9.38 years. All patients were admitted to hospital with symptoms of coronary artery disease for coronary angiography. In all subjects risk factor assessment and CS estimation using MSCT were performed. Results: Mean CS was 271.1±605.9 and it increased with the progression of coronary artery disease. The differences between mean CS values in patients without coronary stenosis and patients with 1-, 2- or 3-vessel disease varied significantly (p

Abstract

Introduction: Increased cardiovascular morbidity leads to search for new, non-invasive diagnostic methods for early detection of atherosclerosis. Among others computed tomography has become a matter of interest. The usefulness of quantitative analysis of calcification using multislice spiral computed tomography (MSCT) in cardiology has been studied recently. Aim: To evaluate the usefulness of calcium score (CS), estimated with MSCT, in identifying the risk of coronary artery stenosis. Methods: The analysis involved 340 consecutive patients, 222 men and 118 women, mean age 59.7±9.38 years. All patients were admitted to hospital with symptoms of coronary artery disease for coronary angiography. In all subjects risk factor assessment and CS estimation using MSCT were performed. Results: Mean CS was 271.1±605.9 and it increased with the progression of coronary artery disease. The differences between mean CS values in patients without coronary stenosis and patients with 1-, 2- or 3-vessel disease varied significantly (p
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Keywords

coronary calcium score; coronary disease; computed tomography

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Title

Original article
Use of coronary calcium score in the assessment of atherosclerotic lesions in coronary arteries

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 64, No 10 (2006)

Pages

1073-1079

Published online

2006-10-31

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2006;64(10):1073-1079.

Keywords

coronary calcium score
coronary disease
computed tomography

Authors

Małgorzata Konieczyńska
Wiesława Tracz
Mieczysław Pasowicz
Tadeusz Przewłocki

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