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Table 3 Definition of outcomes and length of follow-up in studies of asymptomatic subjects

From: Validity of electron beam computed tomography for coronary artery disease: asystematic review and meta-analysis

Study Definition of outcome* Mean length of follow-up (years) Follow-up completed (%)
1. Wong et al. [6] MI, stroke, revascularization 3.3 ---
2. Raggi et al. [7] MI, sudden cardiac death or death due to MI 2.7 100%
3. Kondos et al. [8] Death (owing to CHD or unknown cause), MI 3.1 64%
4. Shaw et al. [9] All-cause mortality 5 100%
5. Greenland et al. [10] MI or CHD death 7.0 87.5%
6. Arad et al. [11] Coronary death, non-fatal MI, CABG, PTCA 4.3 94%
7. Taylor et al. [12] Sudden cardiac death, MI, unstable angina 3.0 99.2%
8. Vliegenthart et al. [13] Incident MI, CHD mortality, revascularization 3.3 ~100%
9. LaMonte et al. [14] Non-fatal MI or death from coronary causes, coronary revascularization 3.5 70%
  1. *CABG, coronary artery bypass graft; CHD, coronary heart disease; MI, myocardial infarction; PTCA, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.