For Medical Professionals

Cedars-Sinai is now a Preventive and Consultative Center of Excellence as recognized by the Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE), dedicated to ensuring that patients receive the highest quality care to prevent and ultimately eradicate heart attacks. 

You may find the following references valuable regarding the use of atherosclerosis imaging in prevention of cardiovascular events:

Impact of Coronary Artery Calcium Scanning on Coronary Risk Factors and Downstream Testing The EISNER (Early Identification of Subclinical Atherosclerosis by Noninvasive Imaging Research) Prospective Randomized Trial (JACC 2011)

Carotid-Wall Intima–Media Thickness and Cardiovascular Events (NEJM 2011)

2010 ACCF/AHA Guideline for Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk in Asymptomatic Adults: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Circulation 2010)

Screening Asymptomatic Subjects for Subclinical Atherosclerosis (JACC 2010)

Coronary Calcium Score Improves Classification of Coronary Heart Disease Risk in the Elderly The Rotterdam Study (JACC 2010)

Coronary Artery Calcium Score and Risk Classification for Coronary Heart Disease Prediction (JAMA 2010)

Coronary Risk Stratification, Discrimination, and Reclassification Improvement Based on Quantification of Subclinical Coronary Atherosclerosis: The Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study (JACC 2010)

Induced Cardiovascular Procedural Costs and Resource Consumption Patterns After Coronary Artery Calcium Screening (JACC 2009)

Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring Using a Reduced Tube Voltage and Radiation Dose Protocol With Dual-Source Computed Tomography (JCCT 2009)

Coronary Artery Calcification Compared With Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in the Prediction of Cardiovascular Disease IncidenceThe Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) (Archives of Internal Medicine 2008)

From Vulnerable Plaque to Vulnerable Patient—Part III: Executive Summary of the Screening for Heart Attack Prevention and Education (SHAPE) Task Force Report (AJC 2006)

Carotid-Artery Intima and Media Thickness as a Risk Factor for Myocardial Infarction and Stroke in Older Adults (NEJM 1999)

Interplay of Coronary Artery Calcification and Traditional Risk Factors for the Prediction of All-Cause Mortality in Asymptomatic Individuals (Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2012)

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