Association Between Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Indices of Coronary Artery Calcification in Men.
Although high cardiorespiratory fitness (fitness) is associated with a lower risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD), few studies have examined the relationship between fitness and coronary artery calcium (CAC). Because the Agatston and volume scores for CAC are positively associated with an increased risk of CVD, whereas the CAC density score, representing stabilized plaques, is negatively associated with CVD risk,1 further clarification of the relationship between fitness and CAC appears warranted.2 We investigated whether high fitness is associated with lower Agatston and volume CAC scores but greater CAC density scores.
Jae SY, Laukkanen JA, Choi YH, Franklin BA. Association Between Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Indices of Coronary Artery Calcification in Men. Mayo Clin Proc. 2018 May;93(5):665-666. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2018.01.012. PubMed PMID: 29728205.