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Coronary Calcium vs Framingham Score for Atherosclerosis Screening


Background: The clinical Framingham risk score has been used to risk stratify patients for coronary disease. Low risk would be 20%. Objective: To determine the sensitivity of the Framingham score and coronary calcium scoring for moderate or greater coronary atherosclerosis as determined by coronary CT angiography (CTA). Design: Retrospective review. Participants: 2123 patients who underwent coronary CTA. Methods: The Framingham risk score was calculated by data reported by the pati more...
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