April 28, 2010 – The results for the Multi-ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) have been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Over 6,800 patients were screened – half using traditional risk factors such as age, gender, smoking history, blood pressure, cholesterol and ethnicity. The other half were screened for traditional risk factors, plus received a Coronary Artery Calcium scoring test.
The study concluded that adding CACS to a prediction model “significantly improved” the classification of risk.
Coronary Artery Calcium Score and Risk Classificaiton for Coronary Heart Disease Prediction
Journal of the American Medical Association Vol 303 No. 16, April 28, 2010