Amit Khera, MD, MSc

All posts by Amit Khera, MD, MSc

August 27th, 2012

When Does a Risk Marker Make the Mark?

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Three prevention experts comment on two recent studies of cardiovascular risk markers. Does coronary artery calcium scoring now make the grade for routine use?

March 4th, 2011

Legislating CVD Screening Tests in Texas

Imaging tests for cardiovascular risk assessment hold great promise.  Both coronary artery calcium (CAC) scanning and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) testing have been shown in multiple prospective studies to predict cardiovascular outcomes and, more recently, to improve risk reclassification based upon the Framingham Risk Score.  Coupled with frustrations about the performance of the Framingham Risk […]