Relation of coronary calcium scores by electron beam tomography to obstructive disease in 2,115-symptomatic patients AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY Knez, A., Becker, A., Leber, A., White, C., Becker, C. R., Reiser, M. F., Steinbeck, G., Boekstegers, P. 2004; 93 (9): 1150-1152


This angiographically correlated study reports on, for the first time, age- and gender-based distribution of the volumetric calcium score in a large group of patients with suspected coronary artery disease. Volumetric calcium data predicted significant coronary artery disease (>/=50% lumen diameter stenosis) as well as the traditional Agatston score. Exclusion of any calcium was highly accurate in ruling out obstructive disease in symptomatic subjects >/=50 years of age.

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