Comparison of different cardiac risk scores for coronary artery disease in symptomatic women: do female-specific risk factors matter?

A.A.E.M. Rademaker, I. Danad, J.G.J. Groothuis, M.W. Heymans, C.B. Marcu, P. Knaapen, Y.E.A. Appelman

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Background: Cardiovascular diseases remain the leading cause of death in women and there is a need for more accurate risk assessment scores. The aims of our study were to compare the accuracy of several widely used cardiac risk assessment scores in predicting the likelihood of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) on CT coronary angiography (CTCA) in symptomatic women and to explore which female-specific risk factors were independent predictors of obstructive CAD on CTCA and whether adding these risk factors to pre-test probability scores would improve their predictive value.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1443-1450
JournalEuropean journal of preventive cardiology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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