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Novel Insights on the Role of Cardiac Computed Tomography in the Primary Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

The coronary artery calcium (CAC) score is a guideline-endorsed tool for further risk assessment in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Miguel Cainzos-Achirica, MD, PhD, MPH, will discuss his recent and upcoming research on novel roles that CAC may have in the primary prevention of CVD, including its utility guiding a personalized, safe use of low-dose aspirin and add-on other medications in highest risk primary prevention individuals. He also will discuss enriching randomized controlled trials of novel pharmacotherapies in the primary prevention setting. Finally, he will explain the potential role of coronary computed tomography angiography in the youngest adults at increased average CVD risk.

Miguel Cainzos-Achirica, MD, PhD, MPH
Associate Director in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Scientist, Department of Cardiology
Houston Methodist


This event will be held in the Ernest H. Cockrell Boardroom (R211-311) & Online via MS Teams. In-person attendance is limited.

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+1 832-856-3689   United States, Houston (Toll)

Conference ID: 784 628 715#

Friday, August 21 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Seminar, Webinar

Attendance Options

Livestream Video, In-Person

Category

Clinical, Research

Department & Center
DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Department of Cardiology, Academic Institute
Speaker

Miguel Cainzos-Achirica, MD, PhD, MPH Associate Director in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center Scientist, Department of Cardiology, Houston Methodist

Contact Email

facultyaffairs@houstonmethodist.org

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