Asymptomatic, CT angiography-detected coronary artery disease associated with 8-fold increased risk for heart attack

A cohort study of more than 9,000 persons found that in asymptomatic middle-aged persons without known cardiovascular disease, subclinical, obstructive coronary atherosclerosis is associated with a more than 8-fold elevated risk for myocardial infarction. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

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