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APR 26, 2015 - Health Canal

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Incorporating Agatston Scores Into Ungated Chest CT Reporting Leads to Substantial Cardiovascular Risk Reclassification

TORONTO —The assessed risk of more than 65% of patients without established cardiovascular disease who were evaluated for coronary artery calcification via ungated chest CT was reclassified after undergoing Agatston-scored ungated CT scans, according to new research conducted at Mount Sinai Medical Center. More than one-third of those patients, for whom new American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines would ...

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APR 08, 2015 - MedPage Today

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Are Older Adolescents With High LDL Undertreated? (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Applying pediatric guidelines to 17- to 21-year-olds would dramatically increase statin treatment.

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APR 06, 2015 - Family Practice News

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Recommended statin use in young adults greatly expanded under pediatric rules

Application of pediatric guidelines would result in recommended statin treatment in people aged 17-21 years at a rate more than six times higher than ... More »

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