Coronary artery calcification

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Coronary artery calcification is a common incidental finding in asymptomatic patients having CT of the thorax for non-cardiac indications as well as being a significant finding on cardiac CT. Coronary artery calcification is a marker of atherosclerotic plaque and thus coronary heart disease risk. There are a number of scoring systems including 1,2:

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rID: 61560
System: Cardiac
Tag: cases, stub, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Coronary arterial calcification
  • Coronary artery calcium
  • Coronary artery calcification (CAC)

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