Prevalence and Severity of Coronary Artery Disease and Adverse Events Among Symptomatic Patients With Coronary Artery Calcification Scores of Zero Undergoing Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography Results From the CONFIRM (Coronary CT Angiography Evalua
Summary of "Prevalence and Severity of Coronary Artery Disease and Adverse Events Among Symptomatic Patients With Coronary Artery Calcification Scores of Zero Undergoing Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography Results From the CONFIRM (Coronary CT Angiography Evalua"
The purpose of this study was to describe the prevalence and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) in relation to prognosis in symptomatic patients without coronary artery calcification (CAC) undergoing coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA).
Cardiology Service, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22079127
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2011.10.851
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