CT coronary calcium scoring: Improving cardiac risk stratification

Reza Ashrafi, Erica Thwaite, Huw Lewis-Jones, Peter Wong, Gershan Davis*

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We describe the technique, application, risks and benefits of computed tomography (CT) coronary calcium scoring in relation to how it could be used in primary care to help produce an individualised cardiac risk assessment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-89
Number of pages4
JournalPrimary Care Cardiovascular Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2012


  • cardiovascular mortality
  • cardiovascular risk
  • cause of death
  • computer assisted tomography
  • coronary artery atherosclerosis
  • coronary artery calcification
  • coronary artery calcium score
  • coronary artery disease
  • disease marker
  • electrocardiography monitoring
  • Framingham risk score
  • heart infarction
  • human
  • outcome assessment
  • review
  • risk assessment


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