chapter  9
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Coronary Calcium Scanning for the Prediction of Coronary Stenoses in Symptomatic Patients

ByAndreas Knez

Coronary artery disease is the number one killer in western

civilization. Each year 650,000 previously asymptomatic

patients present in the United States with an acute coronary

event as the initial presentation of coronary artery disease.1

Approximately one-third of individuals dying annually