Cardiovascular risk assessment in the asymptomatic individual: A case-based approach

Kapil M. Bhagirath, Robert Todd Hurst, Steven Jay Lester

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Abstract

Coronary artery disease remains the leading cause of mortality worldwide, and the identification of at-risk individuals represents a significant clinical challenge. In this review, a typical clinical case is presented, followed by a discussion of the cardiovascular risk assessment of such individuals. Specifically, the role of imaging modalities such as carotid intima-media thickness measurements and coronary artery calcium scoring is explored. Case resolution and recommendations are subsequently suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)298-302
Number of pages5
JournalCoronary Artery Disease
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2012

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Carotid Intima-Media Thickness
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary Vessels
Calcium
Mortality

Keywords

  • atherosclerosis
  • coronary artery calcium scoring
  • coronary artery disease
  • prevention
  • vascular imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Cardiovascular risk assessment in the asymptomatic individual : A case-based approach. / Bhagirath, Kapil M.; Hurst, Robert Todd; Lester, Steven Jay.

In: Coronary Artery Disease, Vol. 23, No. 4, 06.2012, p. 298-302.

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Bhagirath, Kapil M. ; Hurst, Robert Todd ; Lester, Steven Jay. / Cardiovascular risk assessment in the asymptomatic individual : A case-based approach. In: Coronary Artery Disease. 2012 ; Vol. 23, No. 4. pp. 298-302.
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