Background: We evaluated the predictive value of traditional Framingham Risk Score (FRS) for subclinical coronary plaque detected by computed tomography coronary angiogram (CTCA) in asymptomatic patients with zero to low coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores. Methods: We assessed 167 asymptomatic Taiwanese patients (mean age, 57±11.2 years) who underwent CTCA as part of a health check-up evaluation, and examined the association between FRS, serum biomarkers, and coronary plaque assessed by CTCA. Results: Of 127 patients with CAC scores between

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-226
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine(Taiwan)
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013


  • Atherosclerosis
  • Computed tomography coronary angiogram
  • Coronary artery calcium score
  • Framingham Risk Score
  • Subclinical coronary plaque

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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