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Is the coronary artery calcium score the first-line tool for investigating patients with severe hypercholesterolemia?

Is the coronary artery calcium score the first-line tool for investigating patients with severe hypercholesterolemia?

Source : https://lipidworld.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12944-019-1090-8

Coronary artery calcium (CAC) is known as a reliable tool for estimating risk of myocardial infarction, coronary death, all-cause mortality and is even used to evaluate suitable asymptomatic patients. We therefore aimed to evaluate whether CAC scoring can be applied in the algorithm for clinical examination of patients with severe hypercholesterolemia (SH).

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