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    · July 15, 2020-EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL

    Screening for Cardiovascular Disease Risk Using Traditional Risk Factor Assessment or Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring


    In this study, individuals at elevated risk for cardiovascular disease were randomized to screening arm A (n = 14,478; the Systematic COronary Risk Evaluation [SCORE] model) or B (n = 14,450; coronary artery calcium [CAC] scoring).

    SCORE screening identified 45.1% at low risk, 26.5% at intermediate risk, and 28.4% at high risk, whereas CAC screening identified 76.0% at low risk, 15.1% at high risk, and 8.9% at very high risk.

    These results demonstrate that CAC scoring significantly reduces the number of individuals classified as requiring preventive treatment compared with SCORE screening.

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