The Role of Computed Tomography Screening for the Detection of Coronary Artery Disease
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a prominent cause of morbidity, accounting for approximately 17.3 million deaths worldwide each year, which is anticipated
to rise considerably by more than 23.6 million by the year 2030. Of these deaths, an estimated 7.4 million were a consequence of coronary
artery disease (CAD) . Further still, the economic burden attributable to CVD is considered to be tremendously high, and was responsible for a healthrelated
expenditure of nearly 320 billion USD in the United States alone during 2011. Of concern is that this cost is forecasted to reach 918 billion USD
by the year 2030 .
By Drs Ji Hyun Lee, Donghee Han, Bríain ó Hartaigh, Fay Lin, James K. Min