Search Tag: coronary artery calcification

Cardiology Management

CAC + carotid artery intima-media thickness for better stroke prediction

2018 13 Sep

Current guidelines suggest treatment for many individuals who may never develop a stroke. According to a new study, the combination of coronary artery calcification (CAC) and carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) data could serve to further refine risk calculation for stroke prevention and may prioritise those in most need of statin therapy... Read more

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Minimal coronary artery calcification is not a predictor of ischaemic stroke

2018 22 May

New findings from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) show that minimally elevated coronary artery calcification (CAC) is associated with a low rate of ischaemic stroke/transient ischaemic attack (TIA) events. While a minimal CAC score of 1-10 is not a valuable predictive marker for ischaemic stroke/TIA, this may provide an early and... Read more

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Digital Mammography Helps Predict Heart Disease

2016 29 Mar

According to findings that will be published in JACC Cardiovascular Imaging , mammography could help predict heart disease in women by detecting signs of calcium in the arteries of the breast. This could help ensure early treatment and provide benefits to younger women.  Heart Disease is the cause of 22.4 percent of deaths among women in the US and... Read more

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Cardiorespiratory Fitness Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Death

2015 04 Dec

A large, long-term study conducted with a racially diverse group of adults in the U.S. found that cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) in young adults is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death. However, no association was found with the development of coronary artery calcification. The findings are published in JAMA Internal... Read more