Subjects with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis have an increased burden of coronary artery disease: An evaluation in the COPDGene cohort.

Affiliation

University Medical Center Utrecht and Utrecht University, Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a common incidental finding on medical imaging and often thought to be benign. Our objective was to investigate whether DISH is associated with coronary artery disease as measured with the coronary artery calcification (CAC) score in a large cohort of current and former smokers.

Keywords

Agatson score,Atherosclerosis,CT,Calciumscore,Coronary artery disease,DISH,

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