Cardiovascular risk assessment in the asymptomatic individual: A case-based approach

Kapil M. Bhagirath, Robert Todd Hurst, Steven J. Lester

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Coronary artery disease remains the leading cause of mortality worldwide, and the identification of at-risk individuals represents a significant clinical challenge. In this review, a typical clinical case is presented, followed by a discussion of the cardiovascular risk assessment of such individuals. Specifically, the role of imaging modalities such as carotid intima-media thickness measurements and coronary artery calcium scoring is explored. Case resolution and recommendations are subsequently suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)298-302
Number of pages5
JournalCoronary Artery Disease
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 2012


  • atherosclerosis
  • coronary artery calcium scoring
  • coronary artery disease
  • prevention
  • vascular imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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