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
This event will be held in the Ernest H. Cockrell Boardroom (R211-311) & Online via MS Teams. In-person attendance is limited.
+1 832-856-3689 United States, Houston (Toll)
Conference ID: 784 628 715#
Friday, August 21, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:00pmVirtual Event