To the Editor: Improving our understanding of the place of computed tomography (CT) coronary calcium scoring in the assessment of cardiovascular disease risk is critical. However, we disagree with the conclusions in the article by Venkataraman and colleagues1 that the results of their study support the use of CT coronary calcium scoring in individuals with intermediate risk using the Australian cardiovascular disease risk (ACVDR) calculator. Unfortunately, the study has significant flaws in its outcome measures — CT coronary artery calcium scoring and Multi‐Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) — which result in misleading conclusions.
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