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Study links CAC progression to elevated CVD event risk

A study in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine found asymptomatic individuals with progressive coronary artery calcium measures had more than four times the risk of having a composite cardiovascular disease event over the course of two years, compared with individuals whose CAC decreased or showed no change. The findings showed CAC progression was associated with cardiovascular risk factors including systolic blood pressure, dyslipidemia, fasting glucose and non-HDL.

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