Coronary artery calcium scoring finds its niche

Patients at intermediate cardiovascular risk are the most likely to benefit from coronary artery calcium scoring, research suggests.

Use of calcium scoring can help sort patients at intermediate risk into those who need intensive treatment for hypertension and those who don't, according to an observational study of nearly 4000 people without known CVD.

For patients with a systolic blood pressure of 120-159mmHg and a ten year