Coronary artery calcium scoring backed

Coronary artery calcium scoring is the pick of the bunch when it comes to expanded risk predictors of cardiovascular disease, research finds.

A US study of more than 6800 asymptomatic adults at intermediate cardiovascular risk found coronary artery calcium scores outperformed five other touted risk markers for predicting coronary heart disease and stroke over 7.5 years.

Ankle-brachial index, family history, and CRP were also predictive, but were less accurate