Assessment of coronary artery calcium and its associations with familial and non-familial cardiovascular risk factors

Cristian Vargas Garcia

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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Abstract

The aim of this project was to evaluate the role of cardiac computed tomography scanning for coronary artery calcium score in the assessment of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis burden in asymptomatic subjects with familial and non-familial cardiovascular risk factors. The findings of this investigation could improve cardiovascular risk stratification of patients. Result are particularly relevant in those with familial hypercholesterolaemia, a monogenic disorder that leads to premature coronary disease. This may also be employed as a method for early identification and prompt treatment initiation, to personalise the intensity of treatment, increase the adherence to therapy, and triage further investigations.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMasters
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Watts, Gerald, Supervisor
  • Pang, Jing, Supervisor
Award date2 Sept 2019
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019

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