Coronary and total thoracic calcium scores predict mortality and provides pathophysiologic insights in COVID-19 patients

J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr

23 Marzo Mar 2021 24 days ago
  • Pontone G, Andreini D, Mancini EM

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread worldwide determining dramatic impacts on healthcare systems. Early identification of high-risk parameters is required in order to provide the best therapeutic approach. Coronary, thoracic aorta and aortic valve calcium can be measured from a non-gated chest computer tomography (CT) and are validated predictors of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality. However, their prognostic role in acute systemic inflammatory diseases, such as COVID-19, has not been investigated.

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