Coronary artery calcification
and distal arterial stiffness are considered to be markers for preclinical CVD; by measuring these markers in a relatively young cohort, the investigators sought to avoid the many confounders that complicate the association between CVD and sleep in older patients with more comorbidities.
Assessment of coronary artery calcification
using dual-source computed tomography in adult asymptomatic patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
Kidney function is inversely associated with coronary artery calcification
in men and women free of cardiovascular disease: the Framingham Heart Study.
Clinicians use pulse pressure (an indicator of arterial stiffness and aging) to measure coronary artery calcification
in patients on dialysis.
Short sleep duration and incident coronary artery calcification
Women with a "low-risk" Framingham heart score who are found to have coronary artery calcification
on chest CT have a sixfold greater risk of a coronary event and a fivefold greater risk of a cardiovascular event developing within 4 years than do those with no coronary calcification, investigators have reported.
2]-isoprostanes are associated with early atherosclerosis as measured by coronary artery calcification
(CAC)  in a population-based study of healthy young adults.
In another cross-sectional study, social isolation was associated with increased coronary artery calcification
, which is a precursor to early atherosclerosis.
Matthew Budoff and colleagues at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center demonstrated that spiral/helical CT achieved only 74% sensitivity and 70% specificity in the detection of coronary artery calcification
when compared with the "gold standard" EBT.
Associate Professor of Medicine/Cardiology and Radiology at Stony Brook University, will present a poster entitled "Peripheral Blood Gene Expression Reflects Differences Between Coronary Artery Calcification
and Stenosis as Assessed by Coronary Artery Calcium Scanning and CT Angiography.
According to the study, led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, middle-aged men in Japan had lower incidence of coronary artery calcification
, a predictor of heart disease, than middle-aged white men living in the US, likely due to the significantly higher consumption of omega-3 fatty acids found in fish.
Serial blood pressure measurements during young adulthood appear to predict the risk of subclinical coronary artery calcification
, a surrogate for cardiovascular risk, in middle age, according to a report published online Feb.
Calcium Not Associated with Coronary Artery Calcification
Coronary artery calcification
(CAC) has long been known to occur as a part of the atherosclerotic process and incremental prognostic value beyond traditional risk factors in various subsets of the population (4-8).
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery calcification
(CAC) is an independent predictor of cardiovascular disease.