Could CT angiography help define CVD risk?

Cardiologist Professor Tom Marwick cautions that use of CCTA as a screening tool may not be feasible

Coronary CT angiography may be useful to detect ‘silent’ atherosclerosis in middle-aged adults, including those with a calcium score of zero, clinicians say.

Professor Tom Marwick

Swedish researchers conducted a prospective, population-based study of patients without known coronary heart disease, which showed more than 40% of adults aged 50-64 had plaque.

Although coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring remained a valuable