• Rationale and Comments

    No evidence exists to support the diagnostic or prognostic potential of coronary artery calcium scoring in individuals in the preoperative setting. This practice may add costs and confound professional guideline-based evaluations.

    Sponsoring Organizations

    • Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography


    • ACC/AHA guidelines


    • Cardiovascular
    • Surgical


    • Fleisher LA, et al. ACC/AHA 2007 guidelines on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation and care for noncardiac surgery. Circulation. 2007;116(17):e418–99.