Thursday, November 30, 2023

Coronary calcium and normal myocardial perfusion

 Among patients with normal myocardial perfusion on cardiac testing, higher coronary calcium scores are associated with increased patient age and hyperlipidemia. Even with normal perfusion, around 10% of patients had concerningly high calcium scores above 400. Assessing coronary calcium may provide additional risk information.

Citation: Heston T, Merrill J, Bengel F, Wahl R. Coronary calcium scores in patients with normal myocardial perfusion. Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 2009;50(Suppl 2):1160. 

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.10230802