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International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Research Article, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 1 Issue: 5

Noninvasive Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring: Do We Always Need Invasive Computed Tomographic Angiography for Diagnostic Purposes?

Mojgan Sametzadeh1, Habib Haybar1*, Mehran Saiahy1, Ahmad Ahmadzadeh3, Mohammad Davoodi1, Atefeh Yoosefi4, Ahmadreza Assareh2 and Seyed Mohammad Hasan Adel2,5
1Radiology Group, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
2Cardiovascular Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
3Hematology Ward, Golestan Hospital, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
4Internal Medicine Ward, Shiraz university of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
5Prevention of Metabolic Disorders Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Corresponding author : Habib Haybar
Cardiovascular Research Center, Golestan Hospital, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran, P.O. Box: 173
Tel: 0098-611-3743019; Fax: 0098-611-3743019
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: November 19, 2012 Accepted: November 29, 2012 Published: December 07, 2012
Citation: Sametzadeh M, Haybar H, Saiahy M, Ahmadzadeh A, Davoodi M, et al. (2012) Noninvasive Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring: Do We Always Need Invasive Computed Tomographic Angiography for Diagnostic Purposes?. Int J Cardiovasc Res 1:5. doi:10.4172/2324-8602.1000111

Abstract

Noninvasive Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring: Do We Always Need Invasive Computed Tomographic Angiography for Diagnostic Purposes?

The coronary artery disease (CAD) epidemic has emerged in the developing countries during the past two to three decades. It, however, has attracted less comment and little public health response, even within these countries. At present, developing countries are not widely recognized to contribute a greater share to the global burden of CAD than the developed countries. The most common cause of CAD is atherosclerosis.

Keywords: Calcium score; Multi-slice computed tomography; Coronary artery stenosis; Coronary heart disease; CT angiography

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