Published in Women's Health Weekly, April 10th, 2006
Study 1: The Framingham risk equation frequently classifies women as being low-risk, even in the presence of significant coronary artery calcium.
According to researchers in the United States, "Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death among American women. Currently, global risk assessment derived by Framingham risk equation (FRE) is used to identify women at increased risk for CHD."
"Electron-beam computed tomography (EBCT) derived coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores are validated markers for future CHD events among...
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