Indeed, coronary artery calcium scoring gets a class IIa recommendation (meaning it's reasonable for cardiovascular risk assessment) only in asymptomatic adults who are at intermediate risk, as defined by their global Framingham-type risk assessment, with an estimated 10%-20% risk of a cardiovascular event in the next 10 years.
What does CACS stand for?
CACS stands for Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring
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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The results of a new research showed that imaging epicardial adipose tissue, or the layer of fat around the heart, can provide extra information compared with standard diagnostic techniques such as coronary artery calcium scoring.
Byline: ANI Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): The layer of fat around the heart can provide extra information compared with standard diagnostic techniques such as coronary artery calcium scoring, say scientists.
Coronary artery calcium scoring by CT can be considered as a useful tool in the evaluation of asymptomatic patients with an intermediate risk of coronary heart disease but not those with low or high risk, according to expert consensus.