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CORONARY ARTERY CALCIUM SCORES FOR ATHEROSCLEROTIC CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RISK STRATIFICATION IN SMOKERS: MULTI-ETHNIC STUDY OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS

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Introduction: Screening for lung cancer with low-dose computer tomography (LDCT) is recommended for a specified group of cigarette smokers. Coronary artery calcium (CAC) can be obtained from these LDCT scans. The utility of CAC for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk stratification remains unclear in this high-risk group. We assess this potential in smokers, especially those eligible for LDCT lung cancer screening.
subject
Cardiovascular Risk
Coronary Calcium
Smokers
contributor
Leigh, John Adam (author)
Miller, Mike E (committee chair)
Herrington, David (committee member)
Hsu, Fang-Chi (committee member)
date
2017-08-22T08:35:22Z (accessioned)
2018-08-21T08:30:11Z (available)
2017 (issued)
degree
Clinical and Population Translational Sciences (discipline)
embargo
2018-08-21 (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/86337 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
CORONARY ARTERY CALCIUM SCORES FOR ATHEROSCLEROTIC CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RISK STRATIFICATION IN SMOKERS: MULTI-ETHNIC STUDY OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS
type
Thesis

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