Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and coronary artery calcium score (CACS) have prognostic value for coronary artery disease (CAD) events beyond traditional risk assessment. Age is a risk factor with very high weight and little is known regarding the incremental value of CCTA over CAC for predicting cardiac events in older adults.
Han D, Hartaigh BÓ, Gransar H, Lee JH, Rizvi A, Baskaran L, Schulman-Marcus J, Dunning A, Achenbach S, Al-Mallah MH, Berman DS, Budoff MJ, Cademartiri F, Maffei E, Callister TQ, Chinnaiyan K, Chow BJW, DeLago A, Hadamitzky M, Hausleiter J, Kaufmann PA, Raff G, Shaw LJ, Villines TC, Kim YJ, Leipsic J, Feuchtner G, Cury RC, Pontone G, Andreini D, Marques H, Rubinshtein R, Hindoyan N, Jones EC, Gomez M, Lin FY, Chang HJ, Min JK. Incremental prognostic value of coronary computed tomography angiography over coronary calcium scoring for major adverse cardiac events in elderly asymptomatic individuals. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2017 Jul 20. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jex150. [Epub ahead of print]